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POSTPONED: Castor and Patience

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Presented by Cincinnati Opera at School for Creative and Perfoming Arts, Cincinnati OH

Jul 16 - 26 2020
POSTPONED: Castor and Patience

With a libretto by former U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, this new opera centers on two members of an African American family who find themselves at odds over the fate of a historic parcel of land they have inherited in the American South.

Castor has driven all the way from Buffalo, New York, to the home of his cousin Patience in the American South. He’s got his wife, Celeste, and their two teenage kids in tow. On the surface, they’re making good on a long overdue family reunion, but deep down, there’s a crisis the couple is hoping to resolve.

This highly anticipated world premiere is the talk of the opera world. It tells a story that is both timeless and topical, addressing America’s warring tensions between reckoning

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Single tickets will be available in April 2020.

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Additional time info:

Opera InsightsLearn more about Castor and Patience with a pre-curtain lecture one hour before each performance in the Mayerson Theater at School for Creative and Performing Arts. Free to all ticket holders. No reservations required.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


School for Creative and Perfoming Arts

108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this event has been postponed to our 2021 season; new performance dates are TBA.

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