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Porgy and Bess

Author: Trevor NunnYves BaigneresGreg SmithStephany MarksWillard WhiteAll authors
Publisher: [England] : EMI Records Ltd., 1993.
Series: EMI classics.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Television adaptations
Televised operas
Television programs
Filmed operas
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Nunn; Yves Baigneres; Greg Smith; Stephany Marks; Willard White; Cynthia Haymon; Gregg Baker; Cynthia Clarey; Marietta Simpson; Damon Evans; Paula Ingram; Gordon Hawkins; Simon Rattle; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Dorothy Heyward; DuBose Heyward; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Primetime (Firm); Homevale (Firm); Picture Music International.
OCLC Number: 29371469
Notes: Opera in three acts, sung in English.
Opera based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
Credits: Adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; producers, Greg Smith and Stephany Marks ; executive producers, Richard Price (Primetime) and Dennis Marks (BBC) ; original stage design, John Gunter.
Performer(s): Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson, Damon Evans, Paula Ingram, Gordon Hawkins ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Chorus master, Craig Rutenberg.
Event notes: Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, November/December 1992.
Description: 2 videocassettes (ca. 184 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; Hi-fi stereo, digitally mastered, Dolby system.
Series Title: EMI classics.
Other Titles: Porgy and Bess (Television program : 1993)
Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Responsibility: by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; the Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse, Thirteen/WNET, and EMI Classics, with ZDF/ARTE/FR3/RTP ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; a Picture Music International release.

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An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack.

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