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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - San Francisco Opera

2059638 (2 discs)

2 x NTSC 16:9 DVD Region 0 (worldwide)
PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Playing time: 158'/29' - TT 187'
Chapters: 31 + 4
Booklet pages: 28
© 2013 San Francisco Opera, 2014 EuroArts Music International GmbH
Reviewer: Ron Bierman
Review of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - San Francisco Opera published on 29 September 2015

Watch and listen: Gershwin: Buzzard Song (Porgy and Bess Act I) (DVD1 chapter 12, 60:31-61:35)

Eric Owens, Porgy
Laquita Mitchell, Bess
Lester Lynch, Crown
Chauncey Packer, Sportin' Life
Karen Slack, Serena
Alteouise deVaughn, Maria
Angel Blue, Clara
Eric Greene, Jake
Michael Bragg, Mingo
Michael Austin, Robbins
Calvin Lee, Peter
Kenneth Overton, Frazier
Malesha Jessie, Annie
Amber Mercomes, Lily
Samantha McElhaney, Strawberry Woman
Earl Hazell, Jim
Darren K Stokes, Undertaker
Frederick Matthews, Nelson
Ashley Faatoalia, Crab Man
Richard Farrell, Detective
Louis Landman, Policeman
John Minágro, Coroner
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Kay Stern, concertmaster
Ian Robertson, chorus director
John DeMain, conductor
Francesca Zambello, director
Rita D'Angelo Tikador, associate director
Peter J Davison, set designer
Paul Tazewell, costume designer
Mark McCullough, lighting designer
Denni Sayers, choreographer
Frank Zamacona, screen director
Jessica Koplos, producer
Matthew Shilvock, producer
David Gockley, executive producer

George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin:

Porgy and Bess - opera in two acts


Act I
1 Introduction
2 Summertime
3 A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
4 Here Come De Honey Man
5 Oh Little Stars
6 Gone, Gone, Gone
7 Overflow
8 My Man's Gone Now
9 Leavin' for the Promise' Lan'
10 It Take A Long Pull To Get There
11 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
12 Buzzard Song
13 Bess, You Is My Woman
14 Oh, I Can't Sit Down
15 I Ain' Got No Shame
16 It Ain't Necessarily So
17 What You Want Wid Bess?

Act II

18 Introduction
19 Oh, Doctor Jesus
20 Strawberry Woman and Crab Man
21 I Loves You, Porgy
22 Oh, Hev'nly Father
23 Oh, De Lawd Shake De Heavens
24 Oh, Dere's Somebody Knockin' At De Do'
25 A Red Headed Woman
26 Clara, Clara
27 There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
28 Good Mornin', Sistuh!
29 Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
30 Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way
31 bows and credits


1 Meet the Artists
2 Meet the Director: Francesca Zambello
3 Meet the Conductor: John DeMain
4 Reflections from General Director David Gockley

Recorded live, June 2009, at San Francisco Opera


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