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Kentucky Opera shares “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914"

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Christmas Eve, 1914: A lone soldier stepped out of the trenches singing Stille Nacht (Silent Night) — what followed on the battlefield was a poignant reminder of our shared humanity as opposing sides gathered + celebrated the spirit of Christmas.

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You’re invited to the second year of a new Christmas tradition at Kentucky Opera: producing a family-friendly, holiday-themed opera. This season, they’re producing the mesmerizing a cappella musical, “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.”

Based on true events and told through diaries, letters + other historical sources, the all-male cast shares the stories of soldiers finding common ground and unity in the spontaneous Christmas truce amid the uncertainty and chaos of World War I. See showtimes + reserve tickets.

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