The Met: Porgy and Bess

3 hours 15 mins • One Intermission • NR • No Passes


Lark Theater Sat, Feb 1 9:55 AM
Lark Theater Wed, Feb 5 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Feb 12 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Feb 15 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Wed, Feb 26 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
No Passes
Release Year:2020
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Angel Blue (Bess), Golda Schultz (Clara), Latonia Moore (Serena), Denyce Graves (Maria), Frederick B


The Met: Live in HD

The Gershwins'

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop. Infused with the timeless melodies of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,”and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year.