Debut Screening of Cincinnati Opera’s 2022 world premiere opera FIERCE at Newport H.S.

Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 11:54 AM EDT
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FIERCE: Video Screening Debut: Wednesday, March 29- 6:00 PM at Newport High School 900 East 6th Street Newport, KY Music by William Menefield, Libretto by Sheila Williams Four teenage girls gather for a workshop on writing an effective college essay. The teacher asks, “Tell me who you are,” prompting each young woman to share her story. One mourns the loss of a special friend, while another hides behind her popularity. The third feels constrained by her parents’ expectations, and the last faces a troubled homelife. Despite the chorus of trolls that taunts them, the girls unite, embarking on a transformative journey toward empowerment and self-assurance. With authenticity and sensitivity, Northern Kentucky-based novelist Sheila Williams interviewed local teens to inspire the opera’s libretto, while Cincinnati native William Menefield employs jazz, modern, and classical music styles in its high-energy score. ADMISSION IS FREE! (Donations accepted for Newport High School Drama Program)