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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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HalfingGroße Nacht des Musicals

Gershwin, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber
Festivalorchester Immling; Mariusz Smolij

New York CityPorgy and BessNew production

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

BeauvaisGershwin, Ravel

Gershwin, Ravel, Schubert
Khatia Buniatishvili; Gvantsa Buniatishvili

BudapestPorgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
András Almási-Toth; Hungarian State Opera; Sebastian Hannak

New York CityPorgy and BessNew production

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

Laquita Mitchell (Bess) and Musa Ngqungwana (Porgy) © Richard Hubert Smith

Grange Park Opera’s new production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess makes for a searingly effective evening of music and drama.

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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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