Originally premiered at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1935 before transferring to Broadway's Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon), Porgy and Bess has its roots firmly in the traditions of musical theatre. But it is such an epic, sweeping and musically rich work - and such a dense, difficult show to pull off, vocally as well as theatrically - that nowadays we are more likely to see it presented in... Read more
Porgy and Bess - ENO Tickets
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess explores the relationships between members of a close-knit community in 1920s South Carolina.
More than 80 years after its premiere, Porgy and Bess receives its first ENO staging. Written for a large cast, with a 40-voice chorus specially formed for this production, and full orchestra, Porgy and Bess is infused with unforgettable melodies, including the much-loved ‘Summertime’. This is a stage work that is emotionally charged, powerful and moving, delivered through jazz, ragtime, blues and spirituals.