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'All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce Of 1914'


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Dec 7 - Dec 9, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $13 - $160

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.

A beautifully profound A Capella chamber opera, "All Is Calm" is a testament to humanity and unity, and features text from letters from soldiers who lived through war 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, featuring local talent and directed by the newly appointed Director of Opera Theatre in partnership with SDSU, Alan E. Hicks.

Production support provided by Sigrid Pate.

Please join us one hour before each performance for a pre-opera lecture by Dr. Nicolas Reveles.

The approximate run time is 70 minutes with no intermission.

KPBS will broadcast this show on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional poster for "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce ...

Above: Promotional poster for "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914." Courtesy of the San Diego Opera.


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