Staged by Eric Simonson, The Minnesota Opera’s production of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, a company commission which earned its composer the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, recounts a miraculous moment of peace during one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
Silent Night was honored with a regional Emmy nomination.
“… Silent Night was nothing short of breathtaking.”
“…a total, and in so many ways, new encounter with the magic of opera.”
“Puts’ Silent Night Finds Light in the Darkness”
-Music in Cincinnati
"One could only marvel at Puts' multi-layered orchestral score, which turned on a dime from battle scenes – a cacophony of dissonances, edgy intervals and machine gun sounds – to moments of serene, lyrical beauty."