Kathleen Roberts – Albuquerque Jornal
“Cold Mountain’s” Inman emerges from the page veiled in the mists of his beloved hamlet. We know nothing of this Confederate deserter’s background, his family or his views.
Quiet and reticent, he’s even reluctant to speak to the love of his life, Ada, the refined minister’s daughter who moved to the tiny North Carolina backwater from Charleston, S.C . . .
Leonard, who also sings regularly at the Met, sees Ada as something of a fish-out-of-water character driven by her love for her father.
“She comes from the city; she’s out of her element,” Leonard said. “She’s the companion and caretaker of her father. They definitely have a closer relationship because her mother died at (her) birth. I think that the same nature keeps her devoted to Inman.”
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