Porgy and Bess - Teatro alla Scala (2016) - Porgy and Bess - Teatro alla Scala (2016)

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  • Production title :Porgy and Bess - Teatro alla Scala (2016)
  • Creation date :2016
  • Work - Composer :Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin
  • Opera house :Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

Description

New production

Semi scenic performance

Gershwin’s opera returns to La Scala in a semi-scenic version with a conductor that will probably surprise many people: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The interest of the Austrian maestro for this title dates back to an encounter that an uncle of his, a member of the Board of Directors of the  Metropolitan Museum, had with Gershwin, who had been profoundly struck by a meeting with Alban Berg in Vienna at the end of the 1920s and considered Porgy to be “his Wozzeck”. Inspired by this story, Harnoncourt has restored, thanks to the collaboration of the Gershwin Foundation, all of the original material from the premiere. We shall therefore be hearing the most authentic version of Porgy and Bess, including a great deal of music influenced by the European avant-garde that is usually struck out but which makes the opera much stronger and dramatic. It is directed by Philipp Harnoncourt, the cast includes Kristin Lewis, Pumeza Matshikiza and Angel Blue.
 

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

November 15, 2016 20:00:00

November 17, 2016 20:00:00

November 19, 2016 20:00:00

November 20, 2016 20:00:00

November 22, 2016 20:00:00

Casting

Morris Robinson

Kristin Lewis

Lester Lynch

Pumeza Matshikizia

Angel Blue

Tichina Vaughn

Tichina Vaughn

Eric Greene

Eric Greene

Eric Greene

Eric Greene

Chauncey Packer

Cameo Humes

Cameo Humes

Cameo Humes

Stefano Guizzi

Stefano Guizzi

Stefano Guizzi

Work's characters list

Porgy

Bess

Crown

Serena

Clara

Maria

Strawberry Woman

Jake

Frazier

Undertaker

Coroner

Sportin' life

Mingo

Robbins

Peter Crabman

Detective

Archdale

Policeman

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