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Title:
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Author:
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983, lyricist.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[London?] : EMI Classics, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 184 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Video adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn. The Gershwins' classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. Includes synopsis in English, French, German and Italian.
General Note:
Opera in three acts.

Based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.

EMI Classics: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9).
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
UPC:
724349249790
Format :
DVD

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Trevor Nunn's acclaimed 1993 production of Dubose Heyward and Ira Gershwin's classic fable of the tragic love affair between crippled Porgy (Willard White) and beautiful but troubled Bess (Cynthia Haymon) was widely acclaimed as one of the definitive stagings of one of America's best-known operas. Nunn restaged his production for a television adaptation commissioned by the BBC, and this video captures the impressive results. Gregg Baker and Damon Evans highlight the supporting cast, and the London Philharmonic (under the direction of Simon Rattle) provide the musical accompaniment. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi