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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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AmsterdamPorgy and BessNew production

Porgy and Bess
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
James Gaffigan; James Robinson; Dutch National Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Eric Owens; Adina Aaron

BudapestPorgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
István Dénes; András Almási-Toth; Hungarian State Opera; Sebastian Hannak; Krisztina Lisztopád; Marcell Bakonyi; András Palerdi

ViennaPorgy and Bess (konzertante Aufführung)

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Joseph Olefirowicz; Volksoper Wien; Morris Robinson; Melba Ramos; Lester Lynch; Ray M. Wade Jr.

West HorsleyPorgy and BessNew production

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
Stephen Barlow; Jean-Pierre van der Spuy; Grange Park Opera; Francis O'Connor; Musa Ngqungwana; Laquita Mitchell

TurinPorgy and Bess

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
William Barkhymer; Baayork Lee; Teatro Regio di Torino; Michael Scott; Christina Giannini; Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino
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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

Eric Owens (Porgy) and Adina Aaron (Bess) © Todd Rosenberg
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.
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Tony Award winning production of Porgy and Bess arrives in Philadelphia

Alicia Hall (Bess) and Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy) © Michael J Lutch
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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