#347 Castor and Patience at Cincinnati Opera

Castor and Patience is a new opera by composer Gregory Spears and libretto by former poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith. 

The opera takes on the pervasive barriers to land ownership for Black Americans by telling the story of two cousins’ struggles to own and keep property long held by their family.

Stephen Rawson attended the premiere and talked with Spears and Smith about the opera which also features the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 

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