CO_Castor and Patience logoCASTOR AND PATIENCE
Cincinnati Opera
July 21-30
SCPA’s Corbett Theater [Over-the-Rhine]

Cast and creative team |

A long overdue family reunion finds two African American cousins at odds over the fate of a historic parcel of land they have inherited in the American South. Castor is eager to sell the land to pay off his crushing debt, but Patience is determined to fight off overzealous investors and preserve her family’s legacy. Deeply relevant to ongoing calls for racial justice, Castor and Patience probes historical and continuing obstacles to Black land ownership in the U.S. With powerful, soaring music by Gregory Spears, composer of our acclaimed 2016 commission Fellow Travelers, and an original libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, this timeless and topical premiere is the buzz of the opera world. Sung in English with projected lyrics.

  • Thu, July 21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat-Sun, July 23-24 at 3pm
  • Thu, July 28 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, July 30 at 7:30pm

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