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Opera in three acts
Music by George Gershwin Book and lyrics by DUBOSE HEYWARD and IRA GERSHWIN
Last summer's highly-acclaimed Glyndebourne Festival production
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader DAVID NOLAN conducted by SIMON RATTLE
Act 1 and Act 2, scenes 1 and 2
Porgy, a crippled beggar:
Crown, a brutish, heavy-drinking stevedore:
Bess, his girlfriend and later Porgy's:
Sportin' Life, a drug-pusher:
Robbins, a fisherman:
Serena, his wife:
Jake, another fisherman:
Clara, his wife:
Maria, her neighbour:
Peter, the honeyman:
Lily, his wife:
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