Fierce Cast List

Rumer: Kate O’Connell

Nyomi: Finley McVay

Morgan: Brie Bevans

Vesta: Madeline Yankell

Ms. Lee-Adler: Lauren Kundel

Jackie (Rumer’s Mother): Lauren Kundel

Margaret (Morgan’s Mother): Sarah Hachtman

Jim (Morgan’s Father): Foo Chen Gui

Mary (Vesta’s Mother): Alix Bushard

John (Vesta’s Father): Ethan Elsbernd

Trolls and Ensemble: Alix Bushard, Ethan Elsbernd, Tatum Calderwood, Olivia Strange, Elizabeth Cerrito, Yaxin Sun, Allison Wright

Spring Opera 2024 (Fierce) Auditions

Auditions for the Fall 2024 Opera

William Menefield’s


Performance Dates:  April 26-27, 2024

Date: Monday, September 18, 2024

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Voxman Recital Hall (VOX 2301)


Leading Roles (Muses)


Rumer, dreamy young woman                    mezzo-soprano                          C4 to A5

who is love with the idea of being in love


Nyomi, the “it” girl of her school,                 soprano                                    C4 to Bb 5

brave on the outside, self-doubting

on the inside


Morgan, smart young woman                     mezzo-soprano                          C4 to Bb 5

whose no-nonsense personality


Vesta, the youngest Muse, imaginative                 mezzo-soprano                          Bb 3 to E4

navigating a turbulent home life


Comprimario Roles


Ms. Lee-Adler, dedicated,                       soprano                                     E4 to F#5

well-meaning, but sometimes clueless teacher                            


Jackie, Rumer’s mother, sympathetic             mezzo-soprano                          D4 to F5

patient, wise            


Margaret, Morgan’s mother                      mezzo-soprano                          C4 to E5

adoring and hard-working    


Jim, Morgan’s father,                                    baritone                                    D3 to F#4



Mary, Vesta’s mother                               soprano                                    A4 to F#5


John, Vesta’s father                                  tenor                                        F3 to Db4


Ensemble Roles


Trolls (3-4), Physical incarnation of                 SAT

social media “Trolls”


Nyomi’s Posse, her fan club,                            SAT

fellow students


Please bring two excerpts in English, contrasting styles, 1.5 to 2 minutes in length (4 minutes total). Have your music in a book that stays open well or a 3-ring binder. Copied music should be double sided with the page turns the same as the original. Pianist provided.

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2024 Spring Opera will be held during the Fall semester.

Auditions for the 2024 Fall Opera will be held during the Spring semester.

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