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Porgy and Bess


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George Gershwin 's 1935 opera is a compendium of standards: Summertime, It Ain't Necessarily So, I Got
Plenty o'Nuttin' and/Loves You Porgy among them.
This production, the first recorded specially for television, is based on Trevor Nunn 's acclaimed 1986Glyndebourne staging, which transferred to
Covent Garden in 1992 and was immediately moved to the huge Shepperton Studios stage.
Willard White and Cynthia Haymon star in the title roles, and the London Philharmonic is conducted by Simon Rattle on a soundtrack that uses the commercially-available EMI recording.
Producers Stephany Marks and Greg Smith
Director TrevorNunn Stereo


Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Willard White
Unknown: Cynthia Haymon
Conducted By: Simon Rattle
Producers: Stephany Marks
Producers: Greg Smith
Porgy: Willard White
Bess: Cynthia Haymon
Crown: Gregg Baker
Serena: Cynthia Clarey
Maria: Marietta Simpson
Sportin'Life: Damon Evans

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