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2019-04-30T19:30:00
Porgy and Bess~~~Fort Worth Opera
Porgy and Bess
Music by George Gershwin | Libretto and lyrics by DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Closing this week on Tue, Apr 30
Next performance on Tue, Apr 30 at 7:30pm
Fort Worth Opera
Bass Performance Hall
330 E. Fourth St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102


817-731-0726

Considered one of the most important operas written in the 20th century, George Gershwin’s beloved Porgy and Bess has captivated audiences across the globe for over 80 years. Next season, opera director Garnett Bruce brings Zambello’s acclaimed revival to life on the stage of Bass Performance Hall, with spectacular new scenery created by British set designer Peter J. Davison. Based upon DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel Porgy, the opera follows the impoverished residents of the neighborhood of Catfish Row on the shores of Charleston, South Carolina.

This tragic love story, featuring iconic arias like “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing,” centers on a disabled beggar named Porgy and his efforts to save the troubled Bess from a life of shame, addiction, and ruin. This audacious work, with its masterful blend of opera, jazz, blues, spirituals, ragtime, and folk will be presented in English, in its original version with restored orchestrations and recitatives.

 

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