Higdon/Scheer - COLD MOUNTAIN

A fully-staged production sung in English with English surtitles
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:00 PM
UNC Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill in partnership with Carolina Performing Arts
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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
Running time 2 hours 30 minutes, with one intermission 
Wounded and suffering battle fatigue, W.P. Inman flees a Confederate military hospital near Raleigh 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 fights 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, C. Thomas Kunz, Thomas S. Kenan III, and Martin Marietta


Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Jennifer Higdon    
Librettist: Gene Scheer
Conductor: Christopher Allen
Director: Keturah Stickann
Set Designer:  Robert Brill
Costume Designer:  David C. Woolard
Lighting Designer: Brian Nason
Projections Designer:  Elaine McCarthy
Production: Leonard Foglia

Ruby: Emily Fons
Ada: Melinda Whittington
Teague: Jay Hunter Morris
Inman: Edward Parks
Rev. Veasey: Roger Honeywell
Stobrod Thewes: Kristopher Irmiter
Sara/Katie: Andrea Edith Moore
Lucinda:  Deborah Nansteel
Owens/Ethan/Chain Gang Guard:
Adrian Smith
Monroe/Pangle/Chain Gang Guard:  
Scott Macleod
Lila: Megan Cleaveland
Olivia: Erica Jackson
Claire: Kate Farrar
Junior/Charlie: Jacob Kato
Reid/Chain Gang Guard: John Cashwell


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