All is Calm:
The Christmas Truce of 1914
Friday, December 2 @ 7:30 PM
Bringing a message of camaraderie, hope, and peace this holiday season, Opera Orlando remounts its acclaimed 2019 production of All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914. Set at the Western Front during World War I, this poignant and moving work relates the historic events of Christmas Eve in 1914 through actual soldiers’ letters and official military correspondence, interwoven with old war songs and carols. This emotionally compelling Christmas story brings gifts of poetry, melody, and memories for all to enjoy. Celebrate the holidays with this intimate and beautiful melding of music and theater as the cast performs a capella.
Artistic director Grant Preisser directs this band of brothers, with Andrew Minear, artistic and executive director of Orlando Sings, making his Company debut as music director. The troupe of singers come together in harmony to tell this powerful, true story of a German soldier stepping into No Man’s Land to sing “Stille Nacht (Silent Night)” which began an extraordinary and unprecedented night of music, acceptance, and peace.