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San Francisco Opera: Show Boat

Heidi Stober Magnolia Hawks | Michael Todd Simpson Gaylord Ravenal | Bill Irwin Cap’n Andy Hawks | Patricia Racette Julie La Verne | Angela Renée Simpson Queenie | and many more
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Hammerstein and Kern’s Show Boat is a true classic of American musical theater - a tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. "A triumph—a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long" (Chicago Classical Review) The exuberant production from the San Francisco Opera features songbook classics such as “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man”. DVD and BD come in a luxury slipcase, with extensive bonus material.


Show Boat: Music by Jerome Kern, Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferbe

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
177 mins
Details running time
144 mins, 33 mins (Bonus)
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean
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