Music by Jennifer Higdon
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Co-Production/Co-Commission by The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and Minnesota Opera in collaboration with North Carolina Opera
Based on the novel by Charles Frazier
Sung in English with English supertitles
Wounded and suffering battle fatigue, W.P. Inman flees a Confederate military hospital near Petersburg to cross the rugged terrain toward home and his beloved Ada in Western North Carolina. Along the way, he meets a cast of characters right out of Homer’s Odyssey all while being relentlessly hunted by the marshals of the Home Guard. Meanwhile back at home, Ada faces her own horrors of the war, fighting to survive not knowing Inman’s fate and struggling with her own. Will the lovers ever be reunited?
North Carolina Opera is a proud member of the team that has brought this “fresh, vibrant” (The Washington Post) new opera and production to the stage. The best-selling novel and hit movie is now a critically acclaimed opera. A must-see event in the state where it belongs!
North Carolina Opera presents Cold Mountain with generous support from Mr. & Mrs. Richard McNeel and C. Thomas Kunz.