Donna Annina

Patience and fortitude Patience and fortitude

Gregory Spears’ latest opera Castor and Patience, with a libretto by former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith, was commissioned by Cincinnati Opera to celebrate its centennial season in 2020.

on July 25, 2022 at 1:40 PM
Songs of innocence Songs of innocence

Blind Injustice is a masterpiece, brilliant theater.

on July 28, 2019 at 9:02 AM
The party’s over The party’s over

Seven characters step forward and sing a rousing opening number, “The Party Goes On,” accompanied by images of job lines, Hoovervilles, and soup kitchens.

on March 16, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Cruise, control Cruise, control

Cincinnati Opera presented the world premiere Fellow Travelers Friday and I’m here to tell you that not only does the opera have legs, it has balls.

on June 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Commie dearest Commie dearest

The Manchurian Candidate is indeed operatic: outsized characters, a doomed love story and a narrative fraught with suspense.

on March 09, 2015 at 3:31 PM