Multimedia Collection

Porgy & Bess

184 min
M1500 .G288 P67 2001 DVD

Opera in three acts. Music by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward. Libretto by Dorothy Heyward. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

Video adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn. The Gershwins' classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. Includes synopsis in English, French, German and Italian.

Willard White (Porgy) ; Cynthia Haymon (Bess) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Cynthia Clarey (Serena) ; Marietta Simpson (Maria) ; Damon Evans (Sporting Life) ; Paula Ingram ; Gordon Hawkins ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor.

Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, Nov.-Dec. 1992.

Sung in English with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Italian.

Distributed by EMI Classics.

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