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Holiday

Festive favorites for every holiday.

Listen to Minnesota Opera's World War I holiday tale, 'Silent Night'

Andrew Wilkowske as Ponchel, Karin Wolverton as Anna Sorensen, and Miles Mykkanen as Nikolaus Sprink in Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of 'Silent Night.' Dan Norman
1hr 17min : Minnesota Opera: Silent Night Pt. 1
1hr 40min : Minnesota Opera: Silent Night Pt. 2

As Christmas 1914 approached, opposing armies famously put their differences aside and shared common celebrations.

Minnesota Opera's international sensation makes its homecoming just in time for the holidays. Listen to its 2018 production of the story of a miraculous moment of holiday peace on the frontlines of World War I. Silent Night, by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, masterfully juxtaposes the bombastic sounds of war with serene songs from home, and stands as a heartfelt hymn to our common humanity.

Use the audio player above to listen to the Pulitzer Prize-winning production.

View the full program:

Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
Miles Mykkanen as Nikolaus Sprink and Karin Wolverton as Anna Sorensen in Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
Troy Cook as Father Palmer Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
The Minnesota Opera Chorus Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
The Minnesota Opera Chorus Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
The Minnesota Opera Chorus Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
The Minnesota Opera Chorus Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
Karin Wolverton as Anna Sorensen Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman
Christian Sanders as Jonathan Dale and Charles Eaton as William Dale Minnesota Opera's 2018 production of Silent Night. Dan Norman

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