Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (highlights)
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Cat No: PTC5186883
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 9th July 2021
ArtistsAngel Blue (soprano)
Lester Lynch (baritone)
Chauncey Packer (tenor)
Kevin Short (bass-baritone)
Morgan State University Choir
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Marin Alsop is one of today’s most acclaimed conductors, and the first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria and Britain. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the world’s pre-eminent orchestras. Multi-award-winning soprano Angel Blue is one of the most promising voices of her generation, while Chauncey Packer is arguably one of the greatest and sought-after Sportin’ Life interpreters today. Lester Lynch and Kevin Short both enjoy a flourishing stage career, as well as a vast PENTATONE discography.
- Bess, Clara, Serena: Angel Blue (soprano)
- Porgy: Lester Lynch (baritone)
- Sportin’ Life: Chauncey Packer (tenor)
- Crown, Jake: Kevin Short (bass-baritone)
- Maria: Alexandria Crichlow (soprano)
- Mingo: Darrin Scott (tenor)
Scene 1: Catfish Row, a Summer Evening
3. A Woman is a Sometime Thing
Scene 2: Serena’s Room, the Following Night
4. Where is Brudder Robbins? He’s a Gone, Gone, Gone
6. My Man’s Gone Now
Scene 1: Catfish Row, a Month Later
7. I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’
8. Lo’ Bess, Goin’ to Picnic?
9. Bess, You is My Woman Now
10. Oh, I Can’t Sit Down
11. Porgy, I Hates to Go
Scene 2: Kittiwah Island, Evening, the Same Day
12. It Ain’t Necessarily So
13. Hear What I Tell You
14. What You Want wid Bess?
Scene 3: Catfish Row, before Dawn, a Week Later
15. Now de Time, oh Gawd – I Loves You, Porgy
Scene 1: Catfish Row, the Next Night
16. Andantino dolente
17. Clara, Clara – Jesus is Walkin’ on de Water
Scene 2: Catfish Row, the Next Afternoon
18. Cheer Up, Sistuh
19. There’s a Boat dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York
20. You Low Crawlin’ Hound!
Scene 3: Catfish Row, a Week Later
21. Thank Gawd I’s Home Again!
22. Oh Lawd, I’m on My Way
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