Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Porgy and Bess


The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.
This new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London earlier this year. Featuring the much-loved arias
“Summertime” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin”, director James Robinson’s stylish production
transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and
heartbreak of its inhabitants.

The final stage work of George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess is largely regarded as one of the
greatest American operas of the 20th Century.

Performance Times

Duration: 226 mins

Director: James Robinson


BBFC Classification: 12A - Suitable for 12 years and over

Cast: Ryan Speedo Green, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Eric Owens, Golda Schultz, Alfred Walker, Donovan Singletary, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Janai Brugger, Latonia Moore, Frederick Ballentine, Kevin Short