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Nov. 22 2019

02/01/20- Porgy and Bess- 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera

Porgy and Bess

THE GERSHWINS’

  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME:  3 HRS 30 MINS, 1 intermission
  • SUNG IN ENGLISH
  • photo credit:  Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.

You can download performance programs, read the opera synopsis and watch performance videos at: https://www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Saturday-Matinee-Broadcasts/

CAST:

Headshot of David Robertson

CONDUCTOR

David Robertson

 

Headshot of Angel Blue

BESS

Angel Blue

 
Headshot of Golda Schultz

CLARA

Golda Schultz

 
Headshot of Latonia Moore

SERENA

Latonia Moore

 

Headshot of Denyce Graves

MARIA

Denyce Graves

 

Frederick Ballentine

SPORTIN’ LIFE

Frederick Ballentine

 

Headshot of Eric Owens

PORGY

Eric Owens

 
Headshot of Alfred Walker

CROWN

Alfred Walker

 

Donovan Singletary

JAKE

Donovan Singletary

 

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