KEVIN PUTS (b.1972): Silent Night.
Catalogue Number: 11X058
Description: Puts’s first opera, with a libretto by Mark Campbell, was commissioned by Minnesota Opera. It premiered in 2011 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. A work of profound and sweeping emotional power, it has since entered the modern operatic repertoire with remarkable speed, enjoying world-wide performances. The opera is based on Christian Carion’s screen-play for the 2005 French war film Joyeux Noël, and its fictionalized subject is the series of Christmas truces on the Western Front in 1914. 2 CDs. Libretto included. Karin Wolverton (soprano), Miles Mykkanen (tenor), Edward Parks, Andrew Wilkowske (baritones), Minnesota Opera Chorus, Minnesota Opera Orchestra; Courtney Lewis.