Mon 26 Oct 2009–Tue 27 Oct 2009


Porgy & Bess

George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
(semi-staged concert performance)

Gershwin's American folk opera is widely regarded as one of the operatic masterpieces of the 20th century, featuring much-loved songs including 'Summertime', 'It ain't necessarily so' and 'Bess, you is my woman now'. This unforgettable work is given here as a concert performance by the remarkable Cape Town Opera company. 'Cape Town Opera's singers perform with pulsating energy and a supple naturalness' (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin).

The performance on 27 October will be captioned for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.


Cape Town Opera
David Charles Abell conductor
Xolela Sixaba Porgy
Lisa Daltirus Bess (26 Oct)
Kearstin Brown Bess (27 Oct)
Ntobeko Rwanqa Crown
Victor Ryan Robertson Sportin' Life

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