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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

The History, The Production, The Music
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DATE: Saturday, November 17
TIME: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ADDRESS: San Diego Central Public Library
COST: FREE, but reservations are required
PARKING: Metered street parking available; Underground parking will be validated by the Library for this event.

Join us for an in-depth preview of All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 with three experts in their field. Dr. Nicolas Reveles of SDO will lead this the conversation with Juan Carlos Acosta, Associate Artistic Director of SACRA/PROFANA and Director of the opera, Alan E. Hicks. They will explore the history of the armistice event in 1914, the new San Diego Opera production, and delve into the music of the opera which is made up of familiar Christmas tunes from the British and German traditions, as well as less known music from the late 19th century used to recruit soldiers and stir them to courage in battle. Musical excerpts will be sung by Walter Du Melle, Timothy Simpson, and Michael Sokol. Light refreshments will be provided. Free but reservations are required.

Funding for this program has been provided, in part, by The County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.