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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. The New York Production - Originally produced at the Virginia Opera, this famous production of one of the greatest of all pieces of 20th century music theatre has played to capacity audiences all over the world. A large-scale production featuring a company of over sixty, it offers a rare opportunity for lovers of both opera and musicals to enjoy the magnificently rich

Performers Brian Gibson (Porgy), Samuel Stevenson (Porgy), Elizabeth Graham (Bess), La Rose Saxon (Bess), Stephen B Finch (Crown), Anne Fridal (Serena), Duane Moody (Sportin Life), Kim Sylvian (Maria).
Author Dubose Heyward. Music Gershwin. Company Salomon Orchestra. Conductor David Temple. Company Willard White Crouch End Festival Chorus. Director Will Roberson. Choreographer Kevin Jeff. Design James Fouchard. Lighting John McLain. Costume Candace Donnelly. Director Elizabeth Graham (staging). Director Stefan Kozinski (music).

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T207134455. Details of all Porgy and Bess archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2060

Archive Listings

13 Sep 99
18 Sep 99
Southbank Centre
West End
Greater London
12 Sep 99Theatre Royal
Bath & North East Somerset
4 Jul 99Southbank Centre
West End
Greater London
4 Jul 99Southbank Centre
West End
Greater London

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