The Gershwins’ ‘Porgy and Bess’

April 23, 2022, 12:00 pm

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Angel Blue as Bess and Eric Owens as Porgy in the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera)

Smashing box office records when it premiered during the 2019–20 season, the Met’s landmark staging of this American classic returns, with many of its original cast members reprising their celebrated portrayals. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue reunite as the title couple, leading a superb ensemble that also includes soprano Janai Brugger as Clara, soprano Latonia Moore as Serena, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Maria, tenor Frederick Ballentine as Sportin’ Life, bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Crown, and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green as Jake. David Robertson once again takes to the podium to conduct.

This performance is from November 3, 2021. Description adapted from the Metropolitan Opera.