february, 2021

Porgy and Bess: The Met Opera Encore in HD

06feb4:00 pm7:45 pmPorgy and Bess: The Met Opera Encore in HDThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

Socially distanced, limited capacity screening


The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the 1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop. Infused with the timeless melodies of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its premiere in London last year.

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award–winner Audra McDonald, who won her fifth Tony Award for her portrayal of Bess in the 2012 Broadway revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, hosts this encore in HD transmission.

Approx. runtime: 3:40


(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 7:45 pm


The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877


The Ridgefield Playhouse

Phone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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