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Porgy and Bess

Author: Frank ZamaconaJessica KoplosMatthew ShilvockEric OwensLaquita MitchellAll authors
Publisher: Berlin : Euroarts, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Gershwin melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both.
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Genre/Form: Operas
Filmed operas
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
Music Type: Operas
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Zamacona; Jessica Koplos; Matthew Shilvock; Eric Owens; Laquita Mitchell; Lester Lynch; Chauncey Packer; Karen Slack; John DeMain; Peter J Davison; Paul Tazewell; Mark McCullough, (Lighting designer); Denni Sayers; Ian Robertson, (Musician); George Gershwin; San Francisco Opera. Orchestra,; San Francisco Opera. Chorus,; San Francisco Opera,; EuroArts Entertainment,
OCLC Number: 875577644
Language Note: Soundtrack in English, with English, German, French, Japanese, Korean subtitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Opera in two acts.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German ([24] pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.) in container.
Bonus materials: interviews with artists and creative team (29 min.).
Credits: Set designer, Peter J. Davison ; costume designer, Paul Tazewell ; lighting designer, Mark McCullough ; choreographer, Denni Sayers ; chorus director, Ian Robertson; stage director, Francesca Zambello.
Performer(s): Eric Owens (Porgy) ; Laquita Mitchell (Bess) ; Lester Lynch (Crown) ; Chauncey Packer (Sportin' Life) ; Karen Slack (Serena) ; supporting soloists ; San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; John DeMain, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live at
San Francisco Opera,
2009 June.
Description: 2 videodiscs (197 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 volume (24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Details: DVD format ; region 0 ; NTSC ; widescreen ; PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1.
Contents: DVD 1. Act, Act II (158 min.) --
DVD 2. Bonus materials (29 min., 12 min.).
Other Titles: Gershwins'
Responsibility: music by George Gershwin ; directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona ; producers, Jessica Koplos, Matthew Shilvock ; produced by San Francisco Opera.

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George Gershwin melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both.

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