With my Syrinx today I offer a hearty bravo to Kevin Puts and Opera Philadelphia on their production of Kevin’s Silent Night, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. Replete with a brilliant cast and marvelous direction and sets, the work, based on the film Joyeux Noël, tells the compelling story of the Christmas truce during World War I. Opera Philadelphia’s presentation of Silent Night is part of the company’s pioneering American Repertoire Program, in which they will produce an American opera every year for ten years. I wrote about Opera Philadelphia’s commitment to new American opera in my article for NewMusicBox last June.
With Kevin Puts, fellow Young Concert Artists alumnus, after a triumphant opening night.
David Devan, Opera Philadelphia General Director, with Kevin Puts, librettist Mark Campbell, conductor Michael Christie, and members of the cast.