In anticipation of the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain at Santa Fe Opera, the Guggenheim will host a sold-out Works and Process preview of the work in New York City on March 30. This special event will feature excerpts from the piece performed by Isabel Leonard, who will create the role of Ada, as well as Emily Fons, Jay Hunter Morris, Kevin Burdette, and Roger Honeywell. Director Leonard Foglia and librettist Gene Scheer will also lead a discussion, highlighting the creative process of bringing a new opera to life.
Cold Mountain premieres at Santa Fe Opera on August 1, with additional performances taking place the 5, 14, 17 & 22. Enjoy this “Behind the Music” feature from Santa Fe, featuring an interview with Ms. Leonard regarding this exciting new American opera debut.