PORGY AND BESS
One of America’s greatest operas returned to the Met stage for the first time in 30 years, with the premiere of James Robinson’s vibrant new production of Porgy and Bess.
During the 2019–20 season, one of America’s greatest operas returned to the Met stage for the first time in 30 years: The Gershwins’ portrayal of the lives and struggles of a segregated African-American community in Charleston, S. C. James Robinson’s vibrant new production of Porgy and Bess transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront with vibrant choreography by Tony Award–nominee Camille A. Brown.
In this Live in HD transmission, bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star in the title roles, headlining a phenomenal ensemble cast. David Robertson conducts this beloved score, which features some of the best-loved songs by one of America’s greatest songwriters (“Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “I Loves You, Porgy”), as well as mighty choruses and bold orchestrations.
“The Met’s new production of Porgy and Bess is a wonder ... a triumph ... Angel Blue is an extraordinary Bess.“ - The Economist
“Musical superpowers on the Met’s stage ... Eric Owens lends hard-earned Wagnerian majesty to the title role ... Angel Blue sings with polished radiance ... A gorgeous Porgy and Bess!” - New York Magazine