Available in DVD and Blu-ray formats.
George Gershwin miraculously melded classical music, popular song, jazz, blues and spirituals in this poignant story of a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that tasks and sustains them both. Praised as "dazzling and remarkable" (San Jose Mercury News), this quintessentially American masterpiece features Eric Owens and Laquita Mitchell in the title roles. This release marks the first live recording of The Gershwins'® Porgy And Bess℠ available on Blu-ray and the first new DVD release in over twenty years. Bonus material includes interviews with the artists and the creative team of San Francisco Opera.
Conducted by John DeMain. Recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 2009.