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Strong Voices

'Porgy and Bess' from
San Francisco Opera -
appreciated by RON BIERMAN

'... John DeMain leads the opera orchestra in a performance that blends well with the voices ...'

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - San Francisco Opera. © 2014 EuroArts Music International GmbH

Porgy and Bess is George Gershwin's only full opera, and arguably more a musical than an opera in the forms in which it is often performed. It is filled with arias that became hits when arranged in pop settings. What of Verdi's has the estimated 33,000 recorded versions 'Summertime' has? In this San Francisco production, in spite of a name that might be adopted by a pop star, soprano Angel Blue sings it operatically...

Copyright © 29 September 2015 Ron Bierman,
San Diego, USA

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THE GERSHWINS: PORGY AND BESS - SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

GEORGE GERSHWIN

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

ERIC OWENS

SAN FRANCISCO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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