Music Academy Of The West To Present Jennifer Higdon’s ‘Cold Mountain’

(Credit: Opera Philadelphia) Music Academy of the West will soon present the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer-in-Residence Jennifer Higdon’s “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s novel, the opera, described in the press release as an “American odyssey of love, honor, and redemption at the close of the Civil War,” tells the story of Confederate soldier W.P. Inman’s desertion {…}

Isabel Leonard, Jennifer Higdon, Marilyn Horne Headline Major Events At Music Academy of the West’s 72nd Summer Season

The Music Academy of the West has announced its 72nd Summer Season, which will include a wide range of musical performances. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on vocal and operatic performances. Everything kicks off with the Voice Program Opening Night, which will feature the 2019 Vocal Institute Fellows. In their ranks are four sopranos, four {…}