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Porgy & Bess - an Opera in three acts by George Gershwin, Dubose & Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin.

A rare chance to see George Gershwin’s universally loved “people’s opera”, Porgy & Bess, which has emerged as one of the great icons of American music theatre of the last century. Join the inhabitants of the depression-ravaged Catfish Row for a poignant tale of love and deprivation in America’s Deep South. The search for a little happiness in the midst of poverty and hardship is depicted through unforgettable and uplifting songs including “Summertime”, “I got plenty of nuttin’” and ”It ain’t necessarily so”. This unforgettable work is presented by the remarkable Cape Town Opera company.


Conductor: David Charles Abell


"Cape Town Opera's singers perform with pulsating energy and a supple naturalness" - Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin




Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wednesday 21 October 2009 - Saturday 24 October 2009

The Royal Festival Hall, London
Monday 26 October 2009 - Tuesday 27 October 2009 (semi-staged concert performances)

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Friday 30 October 2009 & Saturday 31 October 2009


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