Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Opera Program are pleased to announce the selection of a new American opera,Great Scott, for the Opera Fusion: New Works program's fourth year of residencies.

 Great Scott, composed by Jake Heggie with a libretto by Terrence McNally, will receive a workshop in Cincinnati from November 17 to 25, 2014. The opera, based on an original story by McNally, will have its world premiere at The Dallas Opera on October 30, 2015. The world premiere production will feature the creative team of stage director Jack O'Brien and conductorEvan Rogister, who will also participate in the Cincinnati residency. The workshop will culminate in a free public reading on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. through the Cincinnati Opera box office; call (513) 241-2742 to reserve.

 Great Scott marks Heggie and McNally's first major collaboration since their groundbreaking operaDead Man Walking, which premiered at San Francisco Opera in 2000. Cincinnati Opera was the third company to present Dead Man Walking, featuring it as part of the 2002 Summer Festival.