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Porgy and Bess

Author: George GershwinFrank ZamaconaJessica KoplosMatthew ShilvockEric OwensAll authors
Publisher: Berlin : Euroarts, [2013] ©2013.
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: Filmed operas
Drama
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Gershwin; Frank Zamacona; Jessica Koplos; Matthew Shilvock; Eric Owens; Laquita Mitchell; Lester Lynch; Chauncey Packer; Karen Slack; John DeMain; Peter J Davison; Paul Tazewell; Denni Sayers; Ian Robertson, (Musician); San Francisco Opera. Orchestra,; San Francisco Opera. Chorus,; San Francisco Opera,; EuroArts Entertainment,
OCLC Number: 894313455
Language Note: Soundtrack in English, with English, German, French, Chinese, Korean subtitles.
Notes: Opera in two acts.
Program notes and synopsis In English, French, and German ([24] pages : colour 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.
Performer(s): Eric Owens (Porgy) ; Laquita Mitchell (Bess) ; Lester Lynch (Crown) ; Chauncy Packer (Sportin' Life) ; Karen Slack (Serena) ; supporting soloists ; San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; John DeMain, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded live at War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, June 2009.
Description: 2 videodiscs (197 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 0, NTSC, widescreen; PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1.
Contents: Act I. Introduction ; Summertime ; A woman is a sometime thing ; Here come de honey man ; Oh little stars ; Gone, gone, gone ; Overflow ; My man's gone now ; Leavin' for the promise' lan' ; It take a long pull to get there ; I got plenty o' nuttin' ; Buzzard song ; Bess, you is my woman ; Oh, I can't sit down ; I ain't got no shame ; It ain't necessarily so ; What you want wid Bess? --
Act II. Introduction ; Oh, doctor Jesus ; Strawberry woman and crab man ; I loves you, Porgy ; Oh, hev'nly father ; Oh, de lawd shake de heavens ; Oh, dere's somebody knockin' ; A red headed woman ; Clara, Clara ; There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York ; Good mornin', sistuh! ; Oh, Bess, oh, where's my Bess? ; Oh, lawd, I'm on my way ; Bows and credits.
Other Titles: Gershwins'
Responsibility: music by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira 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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