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Cincinnati Opera's Summer Festival is back with a 'Fierce' new performance


Cincinnati Opera’s 2022 Summer Festival is back after two seasons away. The company returns to its longtime performance venues — Cincinnati Music Hall and the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Among the performances this summer is a world premiere opera with Cincinnati roots. The operaFierce follows the story of four teenage girls and the challenges they face growing up in today’s complicated world.

It features music by a Cincinnati native and a libretto by an author based in Northern Kentucky who interviewed young women from some local youth organizations to develop the opera’s story.

Performances are scheduled July 6, 9 and 10 in SCPA’s Corbett Theater.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the production are Composer William Menefield; Librettist Sheila Williams; and Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Producing Artistic Director and Fierce Stage Director D. Lynn Meyers.

Cincinnati Opera is a financial supporter of Cincinnati Public Radio.

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