Details

Based on the DuBose Heyward novel Porgy and Bess tells the moving story of the cripple Porgy and the residents of Charleston's famed Catfish Row. Recognized as an American masterpiece, the story entwines pride, prejudice, pathos and passion through a jazz and blues influenced score. Porgy and Bess introduced classic Gershwin songs like Summertime, I Got Plenty of Nuttin' and It Ain't Necessarily So, as well as magnificent and enthralling choruses that stunned music and drama critics alike at its premiere in 1935.

Cast/Performers

Eric Greene (Porgy), Nicole Cabell (Bess), Nmon Ford (Crown), Latonia Moore (Serena), Gweneth-Ann Rand (Serena) - Oct 27/31/Nov 10), Nadine Benjamin (Clara), Tichina Vaughn (Maria), Donovan Singletary (Jake), Frederick Ballentine (Sporting Life), Rheinaldt Tshepo Moagi (Mingo), Chaz'men Williams-Ali (Robbins/Crab Man), Byron Jackson (Frazier), Sarah-Jane Lewis (Annie), Nozuko Teto (Strawberry Woman), Njabulo Madlala (Jim), Whitaker Mills (Undertaker), Thando Mjandana (Nelson)

Creatives/Company

Author: Dubose Heyward
Music: Gershwin
Producer(s): English National Opera, Metropolitann Opera New York, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam
Conductor: John Wilson
Director: James Robinson
Design(s): Michael Yeargan, Luke Halls (video)
Costume: Catherine Zuber
Lighting: Donald Holder
Choreographer: Dianne McIntyre
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Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1306147295. Details of all Porgy and Bess archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2060

Archive Listings

11 Oct 18
to
17 Nov 18
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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