Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess is recognized as an American masterpiece. A story that intertwines pride, prejudice, pathos and passion through a jazz and blues influenced score. Originally billed as a “Folk Opera”, Porgy and Bess introduced classic Gershwin songs including “Summertime”, “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, as well as magnificent and enthralling choruses that stunned music and drama critics alike at its premiere in 1935.
Audiences are profoundly moved by the haunting music and dramatic story filled with pathos; inevitably they leave the theater singing one wonderful tune after another – usually after extended applause and standing ovations.
“Powerfull… Packed with Pleasures!”
“Fresh and honest”
The London Times