Written by Kevin Puts, with libretto by Mark Campbell, Silent Night is a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, commissioned by Minnesota Opera, and first performed in 2011. Buffalo Opera Unlimited is excited to present this true story of an unofficial Christmas Eve truce between French, Scottish and German soldiers during World War I. The opera is sung in English, French and German; English supertitles will be projected. Silent Night is particularly relevant this year, since 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WWI.
Major roles will be sung by Robert Zimmerman, Amy Grable, James Judd, Eric Kesler, Michael Aiello. Men from the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus under the direction of Adam Luebke will be the soldiers chorus. Set design by David King, lighting design by Harry Mandris; conductor is Matt Marco, and the artistic director of Buffalo Opera Unlimited is Tim Kennedy.