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San Francisco Opera: The Gershwins® Porgy and Bess℠

Porgy and Bess Ensemble | Laquita Mitchell Bess | Eric Owens Porgy | Chauncey Packer Sportin Life | Lester Lynch Crown | Angel Blue Clara | Karen Slack Serena | Alteouise deVaughn Maria | Eric Greene Jake | Michael Bragg Mingo
San Francisco Opera & Chorus
John DeMain

Opera in two acts by The Gershwins®
Libretto by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin George Gershwin miraculously melded classical music, popular song, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece that tells the poignant story of a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both. General Director David Gockley, whose association with Porgy and Bess restored it to a mainstay of the operatic repertoire, presents director Francesca Zambello's critically acclaimed production. 

Dazzling and remarkable!” – San Jose Mercury News “Triumphant! A top-notch, sold-out Porgy and Bess.

San Francisco Examiner

A Washington National Opera Production


Gershwin, Porgy & Bess

Facts DVD Blu-ray

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
158 mins
English, German, French, Japanese, Korean
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