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Porgy & Bess
Porgy and Bess
McCaw HallSeattle Opera Performance
8/17/2018 7:30 PM

By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
The great American opera boasts some of the best songs ever written—including “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin',” “I Loves You, Porgy,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” alongside rhapsodic orchestral music and superb choral writing. Dozens of characters experience a gamut of emotions in this slice of life story set in Heywards’ fictional Catfish Row. Boldly combining action, humor, romance, struggle, and celebration, the Gershwins’ vibrant, one-of-a-kind masterpiece will inspire you to “rise up singing.”

“An overall theatrical and musical success, [Glimmerglass’s 2017] Porgy and Bess proves one more time that Gershwin’s opus remains America’s most important 20th-century opera.”-

In English with English Subtitles

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes, with 1 intermission

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