Gershwin's American Folk Opera Porgy and Bess at the Kennedy Center Opera House
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The last date listed for Porgy and Bess was Saturday April 3, 2010 / 7:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House
- Full Price:
- $39 - $49
- Our Price:
- $29 - $39
The sacred traditions of classical ballet are ripe for parody, and the hairy-chested, tutu-clad boys… More
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by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Sung in English with English supertitles
WNO’s critically acclaimed production, which received rave reviews in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, is back! George Gershwin miraculously melds classical music, popular song, jazz, blues, and spirituals into iconic American songs like “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.” This quintessential American masterpiece follows the story of a crippled beggar and the headstrong woman he loves. Porgy and Bess is directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by American music specialist John Mauceri.