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The night peace broke out

Congratulations to Kevin Puts, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music with his opera Silent Night

The opera commemorates an actual event: a spontaneous cease-fire that occurred between French, Scottish and German forces during World War 1. The work was commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera and sets a libretto by Mark Campbell.

Kevin Puts is a graduate of Eastman and Yale. He currently teaches composition at Peabody.

The NPR story, linked below, provides images, details and audio.
The story of a sudden cease-fire on a Belgian battlefield inspired the 40-year-old composer's first opera.
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