Arts & Culture

UK Opera Theatre to Present ‘Silent Night’

photo web banner for UK Opera Theatre's "Silent Night"
UK Opera Theatre will present "Silent Night" Nov. 9-11, at Singletary Center for the Arts.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2018) University of Kentucky Opera Theatre will ring in its new performance season, as well as the holidays and the Armistice Centennial, with the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera "Silent Night" Nov. 9-11, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

Based on real events from World War I, this internationally popular opera recounts the incredible story of a spontaneous cease-fire between German, French and Scottish soldiers on Christmas Eve in 1914. The award-winning music threads together the emotions of hope, yearning and despair experienced by the soldiers living in the trenches.

"Silent Night" will command the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Singletary Center.

Tickets for “Silent Night” are $55-45 for the general public and $50-40 for seniors based on location. Student tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased through the Singletary Center ticket office, by phone at 859-257-4929, online at or in person at the venue. All applicable fees and sales tax will be added upon purchase transaction.

UK Opera Theatre is part of the School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. The school, currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, has garnered a national reputation for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, and theory and music history.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue