San Diego Opera In Conjuction With
Bodhi Tree Concerts and Sacra/Profana
All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914
Based on real-life events during World War I along the Western Front when soldiers from France, England, and Germany ventured into no-man’s land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Soldiers exchanged food and gifts, swapped prisoners and performed burials, and played football and sang Christmas carols. The truce was unofficial and unsanctioned and soldiers were ordered back to fight for another bloody four years.
All is Calm is a testament to humanity and unity, and features text from letters from soldiers who lived through was alongside familiar holiday and military music from the countries engaged in battle in World War I. This family-friendly production is new to San Diego Opera and is a co-presentation with Bodhi Tree Concerts and Sacra/Profana.