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Aug. 17 Santa Fe Opera: Cold Mountain

Deborah Nansteel (left, standing) as Lucinda, and Nathan Gunn (far right) as Inman in Santa Fe Opera's premiere production of "Cold Mountain" (photo by Ken Howard)

Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere of ‘Cold Mountain’ a treasure

Jennifer Higdon, in her first operatic effort, delivers Charles Frazier’s Civil War tale in a bright and original voice

By James Sohre
Contributing writer

Long a champion of new works, the venerable Santa Fe Opera has scored a resounding success with the world premiere of Cold Mountain.

Librettist Gene Scheer has transformed Charles Frazier’s novel into a riveting, richly detailed lyric drama that remains faithful to the author’s important plot points and themes, while composer Jennifer Higdon provides a restless score of pulsating confrontations, ever shifting musical moods, and almost unerring musical commentary and emotional support…

June 14-19 SF Opera: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Zambello strikes gold in San Francisco with intelligent ‘Ring Cycle’ that challenges conventions, rouses senses The celebrated director’s thought-provoking video projections throughout the cycle of music dramas stimulate the imagination, and outshine the singing By David Rubin San Francisco is a city with a strong commitment to environmental protection. So it is not surprising that…