Cincinnati Opera Presents Free Film Screening of Family-Friendly Opera FIERCE at Blue Ash’s Summit Park on June 2


The cast of Cincinnati Opera’s FIERCE: Megan Graves as Rumer, Alicia Russell Tagert as Morgan, Victoria Ellington as Nyomi, and Lauren McAllister as Vesta. Photo by Philip Groshong.

Cincinnati, Ohio—Cue the popcorn! This summer, Cincinnati Opera is thrilled to bring opera to the big screen at Blue Ash’s Summit Park.

On Friday, June 2, Cincinnati Opera will present a free film screening of its family-friendly opera, FIERCE, at Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio. The opera, which follows the trials and triumphs of four teenage girls, received its world premiere in 2022 to enthusiastic critical and audience acclaim. Cincinnati Opera captured the production on video to share with families and young people at public screenings throughout the region.

The June 2 event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. when artists from Cincinnati Opera’s Share the Love Truck Tour will present a live performance at Summit Park’s multicolored glass Canopy. At sunset (approximately 9 p.m.), the screening of FIERCE will begin on the Great Lawn. Then, after the credits roll, guests will be treated to a dazzling drone show with Flightline by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics behind Summit Park’s Observation Tower. Throughout the evening, wine, beer, and seltzer from Higher Gravity bar and bottle shop will be available for purchase.

Admission is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. For information, visit


Cincinnati Opera presents film screening of FIERCE

Opera goes to the movies at Blue Ash’s Summit Park with this free film screening of Cincinnati Opera’s original opera FIERCE. This family-friendly opera follows four teenage girls through their trials and triumphs, offering an inspiring message about the importance of individuality and the value of friendship. Composer William Menefield’s vibrant score spans a variety of genres including jazz, classical, Latin, and hip-hop, with a libretto by local author Sheila Williams drawn from interviews with Cincinnati teens. The evening also includes a live performance by Cincinnati Opera artists and a dazzling drone show with Flightline by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics.

FIERCE is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The film’s run time is approximately 85 minutes.

Event Schedule:
Friday, June 2, 2023

7:30 p.m.: Live performance by Cincinnati Opera’s Share the Love Truck Tour
Sunset (approximately 9 p.m.): Film screening of Cincinnati Opera’s FIERCE
After the screening (approximately 10:30 p.m.): Drone show with Flightline by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics

Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required, though registration is encouraged to receive event updates and weather alerts. Registrants will also be entered to win a pair of tickets to a Cincinnati Opera 2023 Summer Festival performance. To register, visit Complimentary parking is available on-site.

For Information:

About Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Opera’s mission is to enrich and connect our community through diverse opera experiences. Founded in 1920 and the second-oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every summer and engaging programs throughout the year. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative artists.

Fierce at Summit Park is sponsored by Western & Southern Financial Group.

Cincinnati Opera is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Cincinnati Opera also receives general season support from Chavez Properties, the Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Patricia A. Corbett Estate and Trust, and the Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation, along with general season and project support from many other generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. Cincinnati Opera is a proud member of OPERA America. To learn more, visit

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