The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess

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The great American folk opera is performed by Cape Town Opera, marking 75 years since George Gershwin’s untimely death. Read More >

The great American folk opera The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess is performed by Cape Town Opera, marking 75 years since George Gershwin’s untimely death.

Shifted in time from South Carolina of the 1920s to apartheid era Soweto, The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess is set in the teeming black community of Catfish Row, where crippled beggar Porgy desperately tries to save Bess from both a violent lover and a sleazy dope-dealer.

Among the songs in the famous score of The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess are Summertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 11/07/2012

Closing Night: 21/07/2012

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Christine Crouse

Producer - Askonas Holt and Raymond Gubbay

Choreographer - Sibonakaliso Ndaba

Conductor - Albert Horne

Lighting Designer - Kobos Rossouw

Set Designer - Michael Mitchell

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