Texas born tenor Jay Hunter Morris performance as the ‘murderous villian’ Teague in Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain has sparked rave reviews.
The opera premièred on 1st August at Santa Fe Opera to great critical acclaim. “He crafted a compelling character role full of menace — one might say, an actor’s interpretation supported by a far finer voice than most actors would possess” according to James M. Keller, The New Mexican. Morris is “a singer whose bronze tones enchant an audience” (Maria Nockin, Opera Today).
Another four performances are scheduled for 14, 17, 22 and 24 August 2015. PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown attended the première and interviewed cast and composer. Click here to see more, and to learn more about Jay’s favourite spot for his vocal warm up.