In review: Porgy & Bess
We are now into week five of our 2019 festival and each of our operas have received four or five star reviews.
Read a selection of press and audience reactions below.
“South African bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana as Porgy is the emotional heart of the performance” ★★★★ The Financial Times
“To hear the words expressed with such renewed meaning, to see such committed acting & singing, to hear this score soar & swing, reminded me what a masterpiece it is” Musical Theatre Review
“Grange Park Opera rises to the multiple challenges of Porgy & Bess with aplomb, pizzazz and great singing” ★★★★ The Arts Desk
“The performance showcased the highest production values, choral work and musicianship.”
“I am reeling and will probably continue to be all week, after witnessing Porgy & Bess. Nothing short of outstanding in almost every way, with the best direction and hardest working ensemble of any opera I’ve seen. Pure passionate unadulterated ecstasy.”
“Porgy & Bess was superb; a really difficult show to execute well and everyone rose to the occasion- especially the orchestra”.