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Following a stunning reception during the 2019/20 season, James Robinson's highly acclaimed production of the landmark American classic returns for 2021! Starring Eric Owens and Angel Blue as the titular couple, this folk-inspired epic takes us into the heart of 1930's Charleston, where the residents of Catfish Row tell a story of fraught tensions, love, grief, and the search for redemption.
Including long-beloved classics such as "Summertime", "I Got Plenty of Nothing" and "It Ain't Necessarily So", Porgy and Bess is a rich portrait of a forgotten time, but with themes as fresh as ever.
Porgy and Bess
In the tenements of Charleston, South Carolina, Catfish Row is home to a close-knit, poverty-stricken community. Among them is the disabled beggar Porgy, who makes his way by pushing wares in his goat wagon. Into his path, the troublesome Bess is cast, after being thrown aside by her abusive, alcoholic lover, Crown. As the two try to battle her demons, a bittersweet romance ensues, admit the chaos and tragedy of the neighborhood.
Opening night: 31 October 2021
Sung in English with Met titles in English, German, Spanish and Italian
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