Porgy and Bess in New York
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: gizmogal-ga
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02 Mar 2005 05:39 PST
Expires: 01 Apr 2005 05:39 PST
Question ID: 483395
I am trying to find out the dates that Porgy and Bess opened or was performed by the NY City Opera or the Metropolitan Opera companies on their own stage or opera house. Particularly, dates or seasons that the Met company performed the piece. On my own I have found a NY Opera City Company performance on March 20, 2002. And I am aware that sometime in 1985 The Met presented the opera (need more detail). Can you give me the opening night or any span of dates for Porgy and Bess only for those companies as part of their opera season offering, not visiting road tours, not concert or invitational presentations.
Re: Porgy and Bess in New York
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 02 Mar 2005 07:15 PST
According to the Sunday NY Times of February 3, 1985, Porgy and Bess opened at the Met on Wednesday, Feb 6 of that same week: After 50 Years, 'Porgy' Comes to the Met as a Certified Classic pg H1, NY Times, 2/3/1985 ..."Porgy and Bess" is about to open at the Metropolitan Opera. The Wednesday performance will be Met's first of an opera that has played in more than 100 cities... ========== Another NY Times article mentions a much earlier City Opera production: City Operas Gives 'Porgy and Bess' NY Times, April 2, 1962, pg 26 ...in the spring of 1961, the work...was given by the New York City Light Opera Company... The same production...turned up Saturday night in the repertory of the New York City Opera at City Center... [Note from pafalafa-ga: Saturday would have been March 31, 1962] Hope that's what you needed, but if there's anything else I can do, just let me know. pafalafa-ga
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Super fast response. Good digging. Wish I had more $ to pay for this fine answer.
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