"Cold Mountain' will be based on the novel of the same name by Charles Frazier.
Made into a film in 2003, it recounts the story of a Confederate soldier who deserts the army to make his way home.
The Minnesota Opera is collaborating with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia. The Santa Fe Opera will present the world premiere in the summer of 2015, which marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
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