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Porgy and Bess Tickets - Los Angeles

Porgy and Bess Los Angeles tickets

The Schedule

If opera is your thing, get pumped for when Porgy and Bess makes a stop in the City of Angels! Hear the illustrious voices of some of the most phenomenal opera singers you'll ever witness live. The music of Porgy and Besshas been widely lauded for many years, and has stood the test of time.The show will be playing at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, CA from April into July.

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The Experience

Get ready for some excitement as the classic Gershwin opera takes the stage by storm in Los Angeles! The charming characters of Porgy and Bess were created in the 1930s, and have enraptured millions of fans across the globe. This opera has been beloved for decades, and tickets are selling like crazy. Be sure to book yours so you can enjoy a thrilling night out!


Trivia

Porgy and Bess was first performed in 1935, featuring music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. The story was based upon DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and play of the same title. All three of these works center on African-American life in the fictional area Catfish Row, which is based on the area of Cabbage Row in Charleston, South Carolina in the early 1920s.


History

George Gershwin originally designed Porgy and Bess as an "American folk opera." The show made its premiere in New York in late 1935, showcasing an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers, which was considered to be an unusual artistic choice at the time. Gershwin selected the African-American musician Eva Jessye to be the opera's choral director. At first, Porgy and Bess was not accepted as a legitimate opera, but that all changed in 1976, when the Houston Grand Opera production of Gershwin's finished score established the show as an artistic masterpiece.

Nearly a decade later, the Metropolitan Opera of New York put on their first performance of Porgy and Bess. The opera is now known as part of the standard operatic repertoire, and continues to be performed all over the world.

Several of the opera's most popular songs include "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," "I Loves You, Porgy," and "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin.'" The opera is admired for Gershwin's ability to blend European orchestral techniques with American jazz and folk music.

Porgy and Bess tells the tale of Porgy, a disabled black beggar living in one of the rough areas of Charleston, South Carolina. It focuses on his attempts to get Bess away from Crown, her abusive lover, and Sportin' Life, a drug dealer.

The opera's world premiere performance took place at the Colonial Theatre in Boston on September 30, 1935. This was the try-out in preparation for the show's opening on Broadway, which was held at the Alvin Theatre in New York City on October 10, 1935. During rehearsals, Gershwin made a string of cuts and changes to decrease the show's running time and dramatic action. The show's Broadway version ran for 124 performances. The opera was produced and directed by Rouben Mamoulian, with the music directed by Alexander Smallens. The lead roles were portrayed by Todd Duncan and Anne Brown. A prominent vaudeville artist John W. Bubbles played the character of Sportin' Life, while Ruby Elzy played the role of Serena.

Following the opera's Broadway opening, a tour kicked off on January 27, 1936 in Philadelphia, making stops in Pittsburgh and Chicago before coming to a close in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 1936.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess made its premiere on November 9, 2006, at the Savoy Theatre in London, with direction by Trevor Nunn. For this new production, Nunn made a point of adapting the length of the opera to fit the usual styles of musical theatre.

Another show entitled The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess boasted direction by Diane Paulus, the book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks, and the music adapted by Diedre Murray. That production was performed at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Broadway version of the show was produced by Buddy Freitag and Barbara Freitag. The Broadway production began previewing on August 17, and made its opening on August 31, 2011.

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May 11, 2014 1:00 PM

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May 11, 2014 6:30 PM

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