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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

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During the 2019–20 season, one of America’s greatest operas returned to the Met stage for the first time in 30 years, with the premiere of James Robinson’s vibrant new production of Porgy and Bess. In this Live in HD transmission, bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star in the title roles, headlining a phenomenal ensemble cast. The performance also features soprano Golda Schultz and bass-baritone Donovan Singletary as Clara and Jake, soprano Latonia Moore as Serena, and tenor Frederick Ballentine and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Sportin’ Life and Crown. And as the community matriarch Maria, veteran mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves delivers a scene-stealing performance. David Robertson conducts this beloved score, which includes a number of melodies that have become classic American standards.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Feb 1, 2020

Composer

George Gershwin

Librettist

George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin

Run Time

3 HRS 10 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Cast & Creative

Conductor
David Robertson
Bess
Angel Blue
Porgy
Eric Owens
Sportin' Life
Frederick Ballentine
Crown
Alfred Walker
Clara
Golda Schultz
Jake
Donovan Singletary
Serena
Latonia Moore