Acclaimed Opera “Silent Night” Comes to PBS

Acclaimed Opera “Silent Night” Comes to PBS

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:00

Christmas is a magical time for many all over the world – and the same was true for the soldiers fighting in World War I in 1914. For one evening on December 24, 1914, French, German and Scottish soldiers laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration reflecting the peace, fellowship and humanity of the season.

 

CET and ThinkTV are excited to celebrate the season with a broadcast presentation of the operatic retelling of the true story of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 with the program Silent Night. This two-act production was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera and premiered in November 2012 to national acclaim, including a Pulitzer Prize for Music for composer Kevin Puts. With a libretto by Mark Campbell, Silent Night is sung in French, English, German, Italian and Latin with English subtitles.

 

Silent Night will air at the following times:

 

Friday, Dec. 13, at 9pm on CET

Saturday, Dec.  14, at 8pm on ThinkTV16

Monday, Dec. 16, at 8pm on CET Arts

Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 9pm on ThinkTV14 

 

Here’s a preview of the program: