TPT to air Minnesota Opera’s ‘Silent Night’

Minnesota Opera’s premiere of Silent Night in November of last year went on to earn the composer a Pulitzer Prize for music.

Now the show is back, this time on Twin Cities Public Television.

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Troy Cook (left) as Father Palmer and John Robert Lindsey as Jonathan Dale in the Minnesota Opera production of ‘Silent Night,’ which won composer Kevin Puts the Pulitzer Prize for music. (Image by Michal Daniel)

Minnesota Opera’s high-definition recording of Silent Night, composed by Kevin Puts and with a libretto by Mark Campbell, will air on tpt on Friday, December 21 at 8pm.

Silent Night was part of Minnesota Opera’s New Works Initiative, a program designed to shepherd contemporary pieces into the operatic repertoire.

In the meantime the Puts-Campbell duo are working away at their next project for the New Works Initiative; The Manchurian Candidate will make its world premiere at the Minnesota Opera in the 2014-2015 season.

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