Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (3-CD) – The Metropolitan Opera

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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (3-CD) – The Metropolitan Opera

2020 GRAMMY Award Nominee - Best Opera Recording, Best Engineered Album, Classical

Composer: George Gershwin
Artists: Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, Latonia Moore, Golda Schultz, Ryan Speedo Green, Denyce Graves, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: David Robertson
Number of Discs: 3
Label: The Metropolitan Opera
CD Release Date: December 17, 2019

This audio recording from September 23 and October 16, 2019, captures the Met’s historic—and hugely acclaimed—new production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which brought America’s favorite opera back to the Met stage after a 30-year absence.

The ideal cast is headlined by Eric Owens and Angel Blue as the title characters, alongside Latonia Moore, Golda Schultz, Alfred Walker, Frederick Ballentine, and Denyce Graves.



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History

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

“If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018.

David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.

 

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Exceptional Production

My father performed in the original stage production and Hollywood version with Sammy Davis Jr. The Mets production is fantastic. I am taking twenty middle and high school students to view as part of ourstudy fof Black History Month.

caroloboe, February 2020
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The great American opera

I saw the performance live on October 5 and took my 2nd mother to see it at the movies on February 1. I am a little biased, I have loved this piece and Gershwin's music since I was a child. While everyone is wonderful I was especially impressed by Angel Blue as Bess. I never got to see Audra McDonald as Bess but Angel Blue has a beautiful voice, is beautiful, and has a presence on stage. a treat is that the host for the HD broadcast is Audra McDonald, one of America's treasures.

John, February 2020
Familiarity: Less than 1 month Age Range: 65 and up

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