Porgy & Bess 2019

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George Gershwin

Première: 30 September 1935

8 performances in June /July 2019

Did you know?

The song Summertime has at least 25,000 versions, making it one of the world’s most arranged songs.

Cast

Porgy: Musa Ngqungwana
Bess: Laquita Mitchell
Serena: Sarah-Jane Lewis
Clara: Francesca Chiejina
Crown: Donovan Singletary
Sporting Life: Rheinaldt Tshepo Moagi
Jake: Robert Winslade-Anderson

Creatives

Conductor: Stephen Barlow
Director: Jean-Pierre van der Spuy
Choreographer: Lizzie Gee
Designer: Francis O’Connor
Lighting Designer: David Plater

With the BBC concert orchestra

BBC Concert Orchestra

Backstage

Backstage

Backstage

We went behind the scenes with the cast of Porgy & Bess.

HEAD BACKSTAGE

Beverley Wong

Porgy & Bev

Porgy & Bev

Beverley Wong joined the chorus following an ITV news appeal for singers.

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Reviews

In review

In review

Read the critics’ reviews of Porgy & Bess

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Production gallery