Hunter has previously performed the role with Seattle Opera, and premiered the role with The Glimmerglass Festival.

“Pittsburgh Opera has long sought out ‘hot button’ topics for our new works presentations as a way to bring renewed focus and new understanding to issues that might otherwise be labeled as ‘too sensitive’ for the stage,” said the opera’s general director Christopher Hahn. “That’s why the theater has played such an enduring role in the intelligent treatments of complex issues. – Pittsburgh Tribune