Porgy and Bess
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.
Archive :: production:T01198034751, opera or operetta:S2060, venue:V1984858935
The 2009 production of Porgy and Bess has been co-financed by the Wales Millennium Centre and the UK tour is supported by the Donald Gordon Foundation and managed by Askonas Holt Ltd. Donald Gordon Theatre
- 24 Oct 09 Audio Described
- 24 Oct 09 Captioned