Reitz moderates ‘Cold Mountain’ discussion in Chapel Hill

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, moderated a panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and National Book Award recipient Charles Frazier as a fundraiser for the peer-reviewed journal North Carolina Literary Review.

Higdon’s new opera “Cold Mountain” is based on Frazier’s award-winning novel of the same name that was published 20 years ago. Reitz’s article “Cold Mountain: A Journey from Frazier’s Magnus Opus to Higdon’s Magnum Opera,” was featured in the journal’s 2017 issue.

The discussion was held at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on Sept. 30.

The opera was presented by North Carolina Opera in Chapel Hill on Sept. 28 and Oct. 1. Reitz also has been asked to write a piece about the production for an upcoming issue of the International Alliance for Women in Music Journal.