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Release date: 1 February 2020
Running time: 226 minutes
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the greatest American operas of the 20th Century.
Original title: MET Opera 2019-20: Porgy and Bess
Cast: Elizabeth Llewellyn, Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Ryan Speedo Green, Golda Schultz, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Janai Brugger, Frederick Ballentine, Kevin Short, Alfred Walker, Donovan Singletary
Director: James Robinson
Age restrictions: 12A