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 with the hard facts of history and racing blindly forward toward the dream of progress. Castor and Patience features powerful, soaring new music by Gregory Spears, composer of our acclaimed 2016 commission Fellow Travelers, and a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning recent U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith.
Single tickets will be available in April 2020.
Phone: (513) 241-2742
2020/07/16 - 2020/07/26
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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.