10/25/2011 Bonjour Minnesota

 

Mary Dibbern, Head of Music at the Minnesota Opera, is our guest this evening. Mary will speak of the new opera, Silent Night, which will premier at the Ordway November 12 and will have only 5 performances, ending with the 2:00 PM matinée on November20. The opera is based on a French film, Joyeux Noël which depicts the true event of the truce on Christmas Eve, 1914, when Allied Forces and the Prussians laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas.

Mary will speak of walking the battlefields where 8-10 million lost their lives. Mary will give away 3 pairs of tickets to our listeners for this opera.

Playlist Tracks: 
Choeur Montjoie St. Denis - La Madelon
Album: Chants des Poilus 1914-19; Label: Société de Diffusion du Choeur Montjoie St. Denis
Choeur Montjoie St. Denis - Auprès de Ma Blonde
Album: Chants des Poilus 1914-19; Label: Société de Diffusion du Choeur Montjoie St. Denis
Choeur Montjoie St. Denis - Le Bouquet d'Ypres
Album: Chants des Poilus 1914-19; Label: Société de Diffusion du Choeur Montjoie St. Denis
Choeur Montjoie St. Denis - It's A Long Way to Tipperary
Album: Chants des Poilus 1914-19; Label: Société de Diffusion du Choeur Montjoie St. Denis
Choeur Montjoie St. Denis - Argonnerwald
Album: Chants des Poilus 1914-19; Label: Société de Diffusiondu Choeur Montjoie St. Denis
Choeur Montjoie St. Denis - Vive le Pinard
Album: Chants des Poilus 1914-19; Label: Société de Diffusion du Choeur Montjoie St. Denis
Choeur Montjoie St. Denis - Boire un Petit Coup
Album: Chants des Poilus 1914-19; Label: Société de Diffusion du Choeur Montjoie St. Denis
Edith Piaf - Mon Légionnaire
Album: La Vie en Rose(film); Label: EMI
Mary Dibbern - Head of Music, Minnesota Opera
Topics: New opera Silent Night, based on French film, Joyeux Noël about the 1914 truce by soldiers.
Air Date: 
October 25, 2011

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