PORGY AND BESS
LONDON PREMIERE OF CAPE TOWN OPERA'S FULLY-STAGED PRODUCTION
Relocated to the depression-ravaged townships of Soweto, Cape Town Opera have made this production their very own as the search of hope and happiness, amidst poverty and hardship, unfolds in this poignant tale of love and deprivation.
Porgy and Bess has emerged as one of the great icons of American music theatre, known around the world as 'the peoples' opera'. Written in 1935, originally portraying the 1920's life of America's deep South, this compelling work contains some of the most stirring and ever-lasting songs including:
I GOT PLENTY OF NUTTIN'
IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO
I LOVES YOU PORGY
Director Christine Crouse Conductor Albert Horne Set and Costume Designer Michael Mitchell Lighting Designer Kobus Rossouw Choreographer Sibonakaliso Ndaba
Accompanied by the ORCHESTRA OF WELSH NATIONAL OPERA