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The Gershwins®: Porgy and Bess®
 
Pretty much everybody has heard the classic hits I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’  and It Ain’t Necessarily So, and, perhaps most famous of all: Summertime. What most people don't realize, however, is that these great songs are not simply old jazz standards. They started life as the most popular parts of one of the most famous American operas: Porgy and Bess®.
Dating from 1935, this work created by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, originally presented the lives of the inhabitants of an African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina, in all of its splendor – its joyfulness and reverence, the hard work and, sometimes, its violence – through the love story of a crippled beggar and a drug-addicted woman.
 
 
The English surtitles use the text from the original work, which is written mostly in the Gullah dialect.
 
“GERSHWIN® is a registered trademark and service mark of Gershwin Enterprises. PORGY AND BESS®is a registered trademark and service mark of Porgy and Bess Enterprises.”
 
Disclaimer of the copyright owners: “The manner in which this production of Porgy and Bess is being produced is unauthorized and is contrary to the requirements for the presentation of the work.”
 
AUTHORS
 
By
George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
 
Hungarian surtitles
Judit Kenesey
 
Dialect coach
Rory Winston
 
Head of the Children's Chorus
Nikolett Hajzer
 
Assistant chorus master
Richárd Riederauer
 
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki
 
 
CAST
 
Conductor
István Silló
 
Porgy
András Palerdi
 
Bess
Gabriella Létay Kiss
 
 

Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle

AUTHORS
Composer
Béla Bartók
 
Librettist
Béla Balázs
 
Director
Miklós Szinetár
 
Set and costume designer
Bánffy Miklós
 
English surtitles
Péter Zollman
 
CAST
Conductor
János Kovács
 
Judith
Erika Gál
 
Bluebeard
Willard White

 

 
 

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