Meet Me at the Met: Porgy and Bess
Feb 1, 2020 @ 12:55 pm - 4:30 pm$23.50
By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.
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A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; and English National Opera
Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund
Additional funding from Douglas Dockery Thomas
Sung In English
Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
Act I: 95 mins
Intermission: 35 mins
Act II: 65 mins