April 26, 28 and 30
Tuesday and friday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm
Based upon DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel Porgy, the opera
follows the impoverished residents of the neighborhood of Catfish Row on the shores of Charleston, South Carolina.
This tragic love story, featuring iconic arias like “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing,” centers on a disabled beggar named Porgy and his efforts
to save the troubled Bess from a life of shame, addiction, and ruin. This audacious work, with its masterful blend of opera, jazz, blues, spirituals, ragtime,
and folk will be presented in English, in its original version with restored orchestrations and recitatives.
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street