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The Sunday Opera: Kevin Puts' "Silent Night" from the Minnesota Opera

A tragic, short-lived peace during World War 1 is the centerpiece of this week’s Sunday Opera (12/19 3:00 p.m.) in the Minnesota Opera production of “Silent Night” by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell.   The events of the opera lead up to the temporary truce on Christmas Eve 1914 when Christmas songs filled no-man’s land, and Scottish, French, and German soldiers came together to share what they had before the horrors of Christmas Day.   Conductor Courtney Lewis leads the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and a cast that includes Karin Wolverton, Miles Mykkanen, Edwards Parks, Joshua Jeremiah, Christian Thurston, Christian Snaders, Stephen Martin, and Troy Cook.  

To lighten the mood after the opera, join Michael Kownacky for music of the season that will include the “Christmas Cantata” (“Vaticini di Pace”) of Antonio Caldera along with A Carol Symphony of Victor Hely-Hutchinson and Improvisations on Christmas Carols by Bryan Kelly.  

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of music written about and for the holiday season.

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.