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Porgy and Bess

Eiffel Art Studios: Bánffy StageÉszaki Műhely Kőbánya, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Friday 16 September 202218:00
Sunday 18 September 202211:00
Friday 23 September 202218:00
Sunday 25 September 202218:00
Friday 30 September 202219:00
Hungarian State Opera
András Almási-TothDirector
Sebastian HannakSet Designer
Krisztina LisztopádCostume Designer
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Hungarian State Opera Chorus
András PalerdiBassPorgy
Gabriella Létay KissSopranoBess
Csaba SzegediBaritoneCrown
János SzemenyeiVocalsSportin’ Life
Gergely UjváriTenorRobbins
Gabriella FodorSopranoSerena
Máté FülepBaritoneJake
Beatrix FodorSopranoClara
Andrea MeláthMezzo-sopranoMaria
Tivadar KissTenorMingo
András Káldi KissBassFrazier
Zoltán MegyesiTenorCrab man

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, originally presented 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.

Subscriptions on sale until 30 June 2022; tickets on sale from 4 July 2022

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