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Porgy and Bess

Author: George GershwinIra GershwinDorothy HeywardTrevor NunnYves BaigneresAll authors
Publisher: [London?] : EMI Classics, [2001] ©2001
Series: EMI classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Gershwins' musical masterpiece Porgy and Bess is one of America's greatest works. This production was adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn and Yves Baigneres. It was directed by Trevor Nunn and is based on his highly successful staging of the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera production in 1986/87, which was remounted at Covent Garden in the autumn of 1992 with most of the original cast. Immediately after
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Genre/Form: Operas
Filmed performances
Film adaptations
Drama
Musical films
DVD-Video discs
Television programs
Named Person: DuBose Heyward
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Gershwin; 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; DuBose Heyward; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.; Primetime (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Homevale (Firm); Picture Music International.; EMI (Firm)
ISBN: 9786306496235 6306496238
OCLC Number: 48062438
Language Note: Sung in English with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Italian.
Notes: "An opera in three acts"--Container.
"The copyright in this video recording is owned by Primetime/BBC under exclusive license to EMI Classics."--Container.
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.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, all regions; 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: Side 1. Act I (59 min.) --
Side 2. Act II, Scenes 1 and 2 (47 min.) --
Side 3. Act II, Scenes 3 and 4 (37 min.) --
Side 4. Act III (41 min.).
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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The Gershwins' musical masterpiece Porgy and Bess is one of America's greatest works. This production was adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn and Yves Baigneres. It was directed by Trevor Nunn and is based on his highly successful staging of the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera production in 1986/87, which was remounted at Covent Garden in the autumn of 1992 with most of the original cast. Immediately after that performance the production was moved to the giant stage at Shepperton Studios, with much expanded sets and lighting. It was then recorded using EMI's original award-winning soundtrack. First performed in 1935, and based on the play "Porgy" by DuBose and Dorothy K. Heyward, Porgy and Bess has achieved worldwide renown through such memorable songs as "Summertime", "It ain't necessarily so", "I got plenty o' nuttin", "O Lawd, I'm on my way" and many more, set to Gershwin's moving symphonic score. - Container.

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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