Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins'

Porgy and Bess

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Overview

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

Smashing box office records when it premiered during the 2019–20 season, the Met’s landmark staging of this American classic returns, with many of its original cast members reprising their celebrated portrayals. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue reunite as the title couple, leading a superb ensemble that also includes soprano Janai Brugger as Clara, soprano Latonia Moore as Serena, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Maria, tenor Frederick Ballentine as Sportin’ Life, bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Crown, and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as Jake. David Robertson once again takes to podium to conduct.

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

Revival a gift of NPD Group, Inc.

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 30 mins

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    100 mins

  • Intermission

    35 mins

  • Act II

    75 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

FIGHT DIRECTOR

David Leong

Written by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

Porgy and Bess