The Metropolitan Opera kicks off Black History Month with an encore presentation of the critically acclaimed 2020 production of the Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on Monday February 1.
It will be available to stream for 24 hours. James Robinson’s vibrant production marked the first time Porgy and Bess had graced the Met stage in over 30 years. Headlining a stellar cast is bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue.
The performance also features soprano Golda Schultz and bass-baritone Donovan Singletary as Clara and Jake, soprano Latonia Moore as Serena, and tenor Frederick Ballentine and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Sportin’ Life and Crown. And as the community matriarch Maria, veteran mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves delivers a scene-stealing performance.
David Robertson conducts this beloved score, which includes a number of melodies that have become classic American standards, most notably “Summertime”. If you missed Porgy and Bess when it aired earlier this year, don’t miss this emotional and extraordinary theatrical event! Tune in at MetOpera.org