This magnificent DVD-Box includes 3 incredible American works for the lyric stage from San Francisco Opera: Moby Dick, Show Boat and Porgy and Bess.
Moby Dick: Herman Melville’s epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger.
Show Boat: An enduring love story set against a backdrop of racial prejudice, Show Boat gave birth to the American musical. Featuring such songbook classics as Ol’ Man River and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, this is a stylish, exuberant production from San Francisco Opera.
Porgy & Bess: George Gershwin miraculously melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both.
George and Ira Gershwin, DuRose and Dorothy Heyward: Porgy & Bess
Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer: Moby Dick
Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein and Edna Ferber: Show Boat