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Considering Matthew Shepard


Regional Premier  .  February 2017
Cincinnati Opera/ Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble

Composer: Craig Hella Johnson
Lighting Designer: Joe Beumer

A fusion oratorio about the life, death and aftermath of Matthew Shepard and the entire community around him.

“the capacity crowd sat in rapt attention and rose instantly for an extended ovation”



The Vocal Arts Ensemble takes a bold step forward this weekend with two performances of the Grammy-nominated Considering Matthew Shepard…this work also has a political dimension with crucially urgent resonance.”
- City Beat


*Photo credit: Joe Beumer and Waltz Photography LLC