Now available: Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain featuring Emily Fons

Cold Mountain Live Recording

Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain has been released on CD and is available for digital download at

This recording features the original cast – including Ms. Fons as Ruby – from the world premiere performance at the Santa Fe Opera in 2015.

It was the darker-voiced mezzo soprano, Emily Fons, who created an immediately recognizable character in her depiction of the edgy, strong-willed Ruby. With golden sounds that included an opulent mid-range, she sang that her only teacher was hunger while she taught Ada how to live off the land and plan for a Spartan future.
– Maria Nockin, Opera Today

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