All is Calm at the Balboa Theatre
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. All is Calm is a testament to humanity and unity, and features text from letters from soldiers who lived through was 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. The approximate run time is ninety minutes with no intermission. Tickets available HERE.
The Balboa Theatre Foundation was organized in 1986 to advocate for the preservation and restoration of the 1924 Balboa Theatre at 868 Fourth Avenue in downtown San Diego. Our mission is to provide the resources to enhance and nurture the historic Balboa Theatre as a cultural center for San Diego arts and education.