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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin

Sept 23, 2019 – Feb 1, 2020
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA

Its popularity as one of the greatest American musicals has too often eclipsed its stature as the Great American Opera, which is what George Gershwin was aiming to write. Nothing argues his case more persuasively than serious treatment from America’s premier opera company. Pretested to raves in London, James Robinson’s new production brings the ambitious score back to the Met stage for the first time since December 1990, with Eric Owens and Angel Blue heading a powerful new cast. —M.G.

Eric Owens as Porgy and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess.” Photo: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

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