Run Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes
Pre-Opera Lecture: Mary Ann Archer
Approximate intermission time: 2:35PM
Approximate end time: 4:35PM
Live Performance Broadcast
Sung in: English
The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.
Please join us for a complimentary pre-opera lecture in The Paramount Theater Auditorium at 12:00PM. The lecture for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess will be conducted by Mary Ann Archer, flutist, formerly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 26 years and author of a book on meditation entitled Shared Imagination.
Image credits: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera; Tristram Kenton / English National Opera (Cover Photo)
Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund
Additional funding from Douglas Dockery Thomas
The worldwide copyrights in the works of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin family.
GERSHWIN is a registered trademark of Gershwin Enterprises. Porgy and Bess is a registered trademark of Porgy and Bess Enterprises.
About the Met Live in HD:
In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 70 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.