It’s Rainin’ Men … the Men of ‘Silent Night’

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Liam Bonner as Lieutenant Audebert, Gabriel Preisser as Lieutenant Gordon and Craig Irvin as Lieutenant Horstmayer in the Minnesota Opera production of Silent Night
music by Kevin Puts
libretto by Mark Campbell
based on the screenplay by Christian Carion for the motion picture Joyeux Noël
Creative Team:
conductor – Michael Christie
stage director and dramaturg – Eric Simonson
set designer – Francis O’Connor
costume designer – Kärin Kopischke
lighting designer – Marcus Dilliard
projection designer – Andrzej Goulding
The Cast:
THE GERMAN SIDE
Nikolaus Sprink, an opera singer – William Burden
Anna Sørensen, his lover – Karin Wolverton
Lieutenant Horstmayer – Craig Irvin
Kronprinz, son of Kaiser Wilhelm II – A. J. Glueckert
THE SCOTTISH SIDE
Jonathan Dale – John Robert Lindsey
William Dale, his brother – Michael Nyby
Father Palmer – Troy Cook
Lieutenant Gordon – Gabriel Preisser
The British Major – Joseph Beutel
THE FRENCH SIDE
Lieutenant Audebert – Liam Bonner
Ponchel, his aide-de-camp – Andrew Wilkowske
The General – Ben Wager
Madeleine, Lt. Audebert’s wife – Angela Mortellaro
German, Scottish and French soldiers

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