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Work: Porgy and Bess

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ComposerGershwin, George (1898-1937)
Period20th century
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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New York CityPorgy and BessNew production

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
David Robertson; James Robinson; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Eric Owens; Angel Blue

New York CityPorgy and BessNew production

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
David Robertson; James Robinson; Metropolitan Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Kevin Short; Eric Owens

PhiladelphiaPorgy and Bess

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Marin Alsop; Lester Lynch; Angel Blue; Philadelphia Orchestra

WashingtonPorgy and Bess

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Evan Rogister; Francesca Zambello; Washington National Opera; Eric Sean Fogel; Washington National Opera Chorus; Washington National Opera Orchestra

NottinghamHits of Stage and Screen

Gershwin, ABBA, Coates, Morricone, Rodgers
Nottingham Concert Orchestra; Angela Kay; Unknown
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Porgy and Bess at ENO: Gershwin's music the winner

Nicole Cabell (Bess), Eric Greene (Porgy) © Tristram Kenton
Porgy and Bess isn’t a perfect opera, but English National Opera's new production is a strong one. 
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Seattle Opera's Porgy and Bess is a vocal and dramatic stunner

Angel Blue (Bess) and Alfred Walker (Porgy) © Philip Newton
Seattle Opera's memorable Porgy and Bess excels with an exceptional cast who performed with utmost sympathy for their roles.
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Zambello’s Porgy and Bess at Glimmerglass

Musa Ngqungwana (Porgy) © Karli Cadel
Glimmerglass’ Porgy and Bess proves one more time that Gershwin’s opus remains America’s most important 20th-century opera.
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A near-perfect Porgy and Bess at the Lyric Opera

The marriage between performers and score here is perfect, because Gershwin’s text-setting is near-miraculous, somehow every word is clear and seems to be naturally inflected by the curvature of the musical line.
****1
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Tony Award winning production of Porgy and Bess arrives in Philadelphia

Tony Award winning production of Porgy and Bess that wowed audiences across the country has just landed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. 
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