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WFMT Opera series ends with Kevin Puts' Silent Night, November 2021

Kevin Puts' Silent Night
Michal Daniel
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https://www.startribune.com/how-minnesota-opera-s-silent-night-became-an-international-hit/499686321/
Minnesota Opera's “Silent Night,” 2011

Learn more about how composer Kevin Puts was inspired to write his first opera, Silent Night. Hear it Nov 27th at 1:00pm.

Inspired by the film Joyeux Noel, the opera gives an operatic treatment to the famous Christmas Truce of 1914. It was Kevin Puts' first opera and won at Pulitzer Prize in 2012.

11/6 Bizet:  Carmen (Vienna State Opera)
CAST:
Carmen Anita Rachvelishvili
Don Jose Piotr Beczała
Escamillo Erwin Schrott
Micaëla Vera-Lotte Boecker
Frasquita Slávka Zámečníková
Mercédès Szilvia Vörös
Zuniga Peter Kellner
Moralès Martin Hässler
Le Remendado Carlos Osuna
Le Dancaïre Michael Arivony

11/13 Britten: Peter Grimes (Teatro Real Madrid)
CAST:
Peter Grimes Allan Clayton
Ellen Orford Maria Bengtsson
Captain Balstrode Christopher Purves
Auntie Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Bob Boles John Graham-Hall
Swallow Clive Bayley
Mrs. Sedley Rosie Aldridge
Rev. Horace Adams James Gilchrist
Ned Keene Jacques Imbrailo
Hobson Barnaby Rea
First Niece Rocío Pérez
Second Niece Natalia Labourdette

11/20 Verdi: Luisa Miller (Teatro dell’Opera, Rome)
CAST:
Count Walter Michele Pertusi,
Rodolfo Antonio Poli
Frederica Daniela Barcellona
Wurm Nahuel di Pierro
Miller Roberto Frontali
Luisa Roberta Mantegna
Laura Irene Savignano
Peasant Rodrigo Ortiz

11/27 Kevin Puts: Silent Night (Minnesota Opera)
CAST:
Anna Sørensen Karin Wolverton
Nikolaus Sprink Miles Mykkanen
Lt. Audebert Edward Parks
Lt. Horstmayer Joshua Jeremiah
Lt. Gordon Christian Thurston
Jonathan Dale Christian Sanders
Kronprinz Stephen Martin
Father Palmer Troy Cook
William Dale Charles Eaton
Ponchel Andrew Wilkowske
British Major Nicholas Davis
General Audebert Wm. Clay Thompson
Madeleine Audebert Danielle Beckvermit