Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins'

Porgy and Bess

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

The Gershwins'

Composer

The Gershwins'

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