'The Gershwins’, Porgy & Bess, Margaret Island Open-Air Stage, 23 & 25 June

  • 14 Jun 2017 9:00 AM
'The Gershwins’, Porgy & Bess, Margaret Island Open-Air Stage, 23 & 25 June
"Summertime", "I Wants to Stay Here", "A Woman is a Sometime Thing" - well-known themes and evergreens by outstanding artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are what this spectacular production is all about. The performance organised by the Budapest Summer Festival will be starring American star singers accompanied by a Symphony Orchestra, while a series of magnificent images will set the mood on Margaret Island Open-air Stage.

Gershwin's thrilling jazz opera is marked by the complexion of its music and language making this unmistakably American-flavoured blend a masterpiece within its genre, as it combines elements of traditional African American jazz, blues and Native American music. At the same time, the songs seem to be born the very moment they are performed.

The production stars two of America's most renowned opera singers who will turn the performance on Margeret Island into an unforgettable experience. We are proud to welcome Laquita Mitchell as Bess and Kenneth Overton as Porgy as they give their debut in Hungary.

Completed by a Symphony Orchestra, an enourmous choir and a magnificent visual world, this exhilerating show is all but limited to opera fans: Jazz lovers should get ready for an abundance of musical highlights,

Written by George Gershwin, DuBose, Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin

In lead roles:
Porgy: Kenneth Overton (USA)
Bess: Laquita Mitchell (USA)
Sporting Life: Robert Mack (USA)
Serena: Lisa Daltirus (USA)

Conductor: James Meena (USA)
Producer: Teodóra Bán

Concert show in English with Hungarian subtitles
Date and time: 23 and 25 June 2017 (Friday and Sunday), 8 pm

Source and tickets: szabadter.hu

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