Met Opera Live: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
2019 / 2020 Programme

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Met Opera Live: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
2019 / 2020 Programme

1 February 2020

€15 – €18

Date and Time
Live: Saturday 1 February 2020, 6:55 PM
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

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 earlier this year.

Adults: €18
Concessions (students u elderly): €15
Full Season Ticket for Live: €145 (discounted rate instead of €180)

  • Conductor: David Robertson
    Production: James Robinson
    Projection Designer: Luke Halls
    Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
    Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
    Lighting Designer: Donald Holder



Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta
+356 2122 3200


Spazju Kreattiv


Duration 220 minutes
Creative Team Conductor: David Robertson, Production: James Robinson
With the participation of David Robertson; Angel Blue (Bess), Golda Schultz (Clara), Latonia Moore (Serena), Denyce Graves (Maria), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin’ Life), Eric Owens (Porgy), Alfred Walker (Crown), Donovan Singletary (Jake)