Thu, Jul 28|
Cincinnati Music Hall
Castor & Patience World Premiere
The World Premiere of the new opera, "Castor and Patience" with the Cincinnati opera.
Time & Location
Jul 28, 7:30 PM EDT
Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
About the event
A New York Times Critic’s Pick!CASTOR AND PATIENCE WORLD PREMIERE! JULY 21, 28 & 30, 2022 | 7:30 P.M. JULY 23 & 24, 2022 | 3:00 P.M.
Music by Gregory Spears Libretto by Tracy K. Smith
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.