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Porgy and Bess

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Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Hungary
April 05, 06, 07, 13, 16, 17 at 18:00
Hungarian State Opera
István DénesConductor
András Almási-TothDirector
Sebastian HannakSet Designer
Krisztina LisztopádCostume Designer
Marcell BakonyiBaritonePorgy
András PalerdiBassPorgy
Orsolya SáfárSopranoBess
Gabriella Létay KissSopranoBess
Károly SzemerédyBaritoneCrown
Csaba SzegediBaritoneCrown
Boldizsár LászlóTenorSportin’ Life
Péter BalczóTenorSportin’ Life
Gergely UjváriTenorRobbins
Gabriella FodorSopranoSerena
Anikó BakonyiSopranoSerena
Máté FülepBaritoneJake
Zsolt HajaBaritoneJake
Orsolya Hajnalka RőserSopranoClara
Beatrix FodorSopranoClara
Andrea SzántóMezzo-sopranoMaria
Andrea MeláthMezzo-sopranoMaria
Tivadar KissTenorMingo
Ferenc KristoforiTenorPeter
Lajos GeigerBaritoneFrazier, Undertaker
János SzerekovánTenorNelson, Crab man
Viktor TóthVoiceScipio
Botond TakácsBoy sopranoScipio
Dániel Viktor NagyActorMr Archdale, Coroner
Artúr KálidActorDetective
Marcelo Cake-BalyActorPoliceman

Opera in three acts, in English, with Hungarian and English surtitles

By: George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

Pretty much everybody has heard the classic hits I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’  and It Ain’t Necessarily So, and, perhaps most famous of all: Summertime. What most people don't realize, however, is that these great songs are not simply old jazz standards. They started life as the most popular parts of one of the most famous American operas: Porgy and Bess.

Dating from 1935, this work created by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, presents the lives of the inhabitants of an African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina, in all of its splendor – its joyfulness and reverence, the hard work and, sometimes, its violence – through the love story of a crippled beggar and a drug-addicted woman.

The English surtitles use the text from the original work, which is written mostly in the Gullah dialect.

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