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Porgy and Bess

Author: Trevor NunnGeorge GershwinIra GershwinWillard WhiteCynthia HaymonAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Picture Music International, ©1993.
Series: EMI classics.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Negro opera about a girl in Catfish Row who falls in love with a crippled beggar.
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Genre/Form: Music videos
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Nunn; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin; Willard White; Cynthia Haymon; Damon Evans; Simon Rattle; DuBose Heyward; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Picture Music International.
OCLC Number: 441246173
Notes: Based on: Porgy / DuBose Heyward.
Title on cassette labels: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.
Credits: Camera, Trevor Wimlett ... [et al.] ; editor, St. John O'Rorke [et al.] ; music, George Gershwin ; adaptation, Trevor Nunn & Yves Baigneres.
Performer(s): Cynthia Haymon (as Bess), Willard White (as Porgy), Damon Evans (as Sporting Life) ; other soloists ; Glyndebourne Chorus ; London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Nov./Dec. 1992, Shepperton Studios, London.
Target Audience: General.; MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videocassettes (184 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in + 1 multilingual program booklet.
Details: VHS stereo.; NTSC.
Series Title: EMI classics.
Other Titles: Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Responsibility: Primetime BBC, Homevale/Gregg Smith productions, in association with American Playhouse, ZDF, ARTE, FR#, & RTP ; produced by Greg Smith & Stephany Marks ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; libretto by DuBose Heyward ; lyrics by Heyward & Ira Gershwin.

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A Negro opera about a girl in Catfish Row who falls in love with a crippled beggar.

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