Opera Guild of Rochester Tours


Tour to Glimmerglass Festival for Gershwin's Porgy and Bess


Gershwin's Porgy & Bess


The Opera Guild of Rochester is planning a tour to the Glimmerglass Fesival to see Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on Monday, July 31st at 1:30 pm.

Set in Catfish Row by the shores of Charleston, South Carolina, George Gershwin's classic "folk opera" deals with the attempt of Porgy, a disabled beggar, to create a home for himself and Bess, a young woman whose troubled past threatens to consume her present. Porgy and Bess is one of the pillars of the American opera repertory, with unforgettable melodies including “Summertime,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin.’"

This production will be sung in English with projected titles in English. John DeMain conducts with staging by Francesca Zambello.

Photo: Musa Ngqunwana as Porgy and Talise Trevigne as Bess. Photo © by Karli Cadel

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