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Porgy and Bess

Author: Ira GershwinDorothy HeywardTrevor NunnYves BaigneresStephany MarksAll authors
Publisher: [London?] : EMI Classics, ©2001.
Series: EMI classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : 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: Television programs
Musical films
Filmed operas
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: DuBose Heyward; DuBose Heyward
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Gershwin; Dorothy Heyward; Trevor Nunn; Yves Baigneres; Stephany Marks; Greg Smith; Willard White; Cynthia Haymon; Gregg Baker; Cynthia Clarey; Marietta Simpson; Damon Evans; Paula Ingram; Harolyn Blackwell; Bruce Hubbard; Gordon Hawkins; Craig Rutenberg; Simon Rattle; George Gershwin; DuBose Heyward; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.; Primetime (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Homevale (Firm); Picture Music International.; EMI (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48062438
Language Note: Sung in English with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Italian.
Notes: Based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
Originally broadcast as episode 3 of season 11 of the American Playhouse in 1993.
EMI Classics: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9).
Credits: Adapted for television by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; cameras, Trevor Wimlett, James Day ; designed for television by Eric Walmsley ; choreographer, Charles Augins ; videotape editor, St. John O'Rorke.
Performer(s): Willard White (Porgy) ; Cynthia Haymon (Bess) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Cynthia Clarey (Serena) ; Marietta Simpson (Maria) ; Damon Evans (Sporting Life) ; Paula Ingram (Clara; also sings the role of Annie); Harolyn Blackwell (sings the role of Clara) ; Gordon Hawkins (Jake) ; Bruce Hubbard (sings the role of Jake) ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, Nov.-Dec. 1992.
Target Audience: BBFC rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 184 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, all regions; 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo.
Series Title: EMI classics.
Other Titles: Porgy and Bess (Television program : 1993)
Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
American playhouse (Television program)
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 ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; adapted for television by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; producers, Greg Smith and Stephany Marks.

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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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