Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins'

Porgy and Bess

Upcoming Performances

Monday

Sep 23 at 6 PM

Friday

Sep 27 at 8 PM

Monday

Sep 30 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

Oct 5 at 1 PM

Thursday

Oct 10 at 7:30 PM

Sunday

Oct 13 at 3 PM

Wednesday

Oct 16 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday

Jan 8 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

Jan 11 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday

Jan 15 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

Jan 18 at 8 PM

Friday

Jan 24 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday

Jan 28 at 7:30 PM

Saturday

Feb 1 at 1 PM

Overview

By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

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.

 

The worldwide copyrights in the works of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin family.

GERSHWIN is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises. Porgy and Bess is a registered trademark of Porgy and Bess Enterprises.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; and English National Opera

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Additional funding from Douglas Dockery Thomas

Opening Night Premiere Gala — Sep 23

Languages

Languages sung in Porgy and Bess

Sung In

English

Titles

Title languages displayed for Porgy and Bess

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Porgy and Bess

Estimated Run Time

3 hrs 15 mins

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    95 mins

  • Intermission

    35 mins

  • Act II

    65 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

James Robinson

SET DESIGNER

Michael Yeargan

COSTUME DESIGNER

Catherine Zuber

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Donald Holder

PROJECTION DESIGNER

Luke Halls

Choreographer

Camille A. Brown

George Gershwin

Composer

George Gershwin

Videos

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