Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (Blu-ray)
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Cat No: 2059634
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 31st March 2014
Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera
This is the first live recording of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on DVD!
George Gershwin miraculously 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.
Eric Owens (Porgy) and Laquita Mitchell (Bess) lead an amazing cast, pulling the audience into the intricate world of Catfish Row.
The performance is led by internationally acclaimed conductor John DeMain, whose recording of Porgy and Bess in 1976 won a Grammy and remains a benchmark in the interpretation of this masterpiece
Includes interviews with artists and creative team as a bonus (29 mins).
Recorded live in High Definition at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 2009.
"Triumphant! A top-notch, sold-out Porgy and Bess." - San Francisco Examiner
Picture format: 1080i Full HD - 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese, Korean
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 158 min
German FSK: 6
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