Porgy and Bess > Metropolitan Opera


Show Details

Show
Porgy and Bess (98)
Music
George Gershwin (842)
Lyrics
Ira Gershwin (703), DuBose Heyward (104)
Book
DuBose Heyward (104)

Recording Details

Date
December 17, 2019
Type
Audio / Stage Cast
Language
English
Location
US / NY / New York
Group/Studio
Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
David Robertson (4)
Performer
Frederick Ballentine (2), Angel Blue — Bess, Denyce Graves (2), Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore (2), Eric Owens (4) — Porgy, Golda Schultz, Alfred Walker
Notes
This audio recording captures the Met’s historic—and hugely acclaimed—new production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which brought America’s favorite opera back to the Met stage after a 30-year absence.
Shortcode
[r42464]

Releases

Format
3-CD
Label
The Metropolitan Opera 420118
Released
2020-03-06
Barcode
810004201187
Audio
Stereo
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# Tracks
56
Length
2:42:58
Lists
11 collectors / 11 wish lists
History
2 Revisions
Shortcode
[rl65495]
DISC 1:
1. Introduction
ACT I SCENE 1 Catfish Row, a Summer Evening
2. Summertime
3. Oh, nobody knows when the Lawd is goin' to call
4. Seem like dese bones
5. Summertime (reprise)
6. Give him to me
7. Here come de honey man
8. Here comes Big Boy!
9. Oh, little stars, little stars
10. Jesus, he's killed him!
SCENE 2 Serena's Room. The Following Evening
11. Where Is brother Robbins?
12. Come on sister, come on brother
13. A saucer-burying setup, I see
14. My man's gone now
15. How de saucer stan' now, my sister?
16. Oh, the train is at the station
DISC 2:
ACT II SCENE 1 Catfish Row, a Month Later
1. Oh, I'm a-goin' out to the Blackfish Banks
2. Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic
3. Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin'
4. Listen there, what I tells you?
5. Mornin', Lawyer
6. 'Lo, Bess, goin' to picnic?
7. Bess, you is my woman now
8. Oh, I Can't Sit Down
9. What's de matter wid you, sister?
SCENE 2 Kittiwah Island – A Palmetto Jungle, Evening of the Same Day
10. I ain't got no shame
11. It ain't necessarily so
12. Shame on all you sinners!
13. Oh, What you want wid Bess?
14. Lemme go, hear dat boat
SCENE 3 Catfish Row, a Week Later
15. Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for
16. Take yo' hands off me, I say
17. Oh, Doctor Jesus
18. Oh dey's so fresh an' fine
19. Now de time, oh Gawd
20. I wants to stay here – I loves you Porgy
21. Why you been out on that wharf so long, Clara?
SCENE 4 Serena's Room. Dawn of the Following Day
22. Oh, Doctor Jesus
23. Oh, de Lawd shake de Heavens
24. One of dese mornin's
25. Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do'
26. You is a nice parcel of Christians
27. If Gawd want to kill me
28. A red-headed woman
29 Jake's boat, in de river
DISC 3:
ACT III SCENE 1 Catfish Row, the Next Night
1. Clara, Clara, don't you be downhearted
2. You low-lived skunk
3. Summertime (reprise)
SCENE 2 Catfish Row. The Next Afternoon
4. Wait for us over there, Al
5. Oh, Gawd! They goin' make him look on Crown's face!
6. There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York
SCENE 3 Catfish row, Early Morning, One Week later
7. Good mornin', sistuh! Good mornin' brudder
8. It's Porgy comin' home!
9. Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess
10. Bess is gone
11. Oh Lawd, I'm on my way

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