Monday, 2008 July 21st, 8 PM
Tuesday, 2008 July 22nd, 8 PM
Latvian National opera
Peter Klein presents
George Gershwin’s folk opera
PORGY AND BESS
(The Gershwins’® Porgy and Bess sm
by George Gershwin. DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin)
The performance by Living Arts, Inc (USA)
This production was launched in January of 1993 to bring this Gershwin masterpiece to audiences in cities big and small in the United States and around the world, most of which had never seen a professional production of Porgy and Bess. Since its critically acclaimed debut in 1993, this production of Porgy and Bess has been performed live in over 1,000 shows in 17 different countries on 6 continents, including 49 of the fifty United States, reaching a total audience of over 1.5 million people.
The main strength of the Living Arts, Inc. production of Porgy and Bess lies in exceptionally talented cast of first-rate singers coupled with Gershwin’s wonderfully powerful music.
Audiences are profoundly moved by the haunting music and dramatic story filled with pathos; inevitably they leave the theater singing one wonderful tune after another – usually after extended applause and standing ovations.
Live video from Warsaw, 15.06.2008: http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=evLh2zRQDRA&feature=email