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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess  Cover Image CD Music recording CD Music recording

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

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  • Physical Description: sound disc
    3 audio discs (2 hr., 43 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet laid in container.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Metropolitan Opera, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Opera in three acts.
Accompanying material may vary.
Title from disc label.
Compact disc.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. Introduction -- Summertime -- Oh, nobody knows when de Lawd is goin' to call -- Seem like dese bones -- Summertime (reprise) -- Give him to me -- Here come de honey man -- Here comes Big Boy! -- Oh little stars, little stars -- Jesus, he's killed him! -- Where is brother Robbins? -- Come on sister, come on brother -- A saucer-burying setup, I see -- My man's gone now -- How de saucer stan' now, my sister? -- Oh, the train at the station -- Disc 2. Oh, I'm a-goin out to de Blackfish Banks -- Mus' be you mens forgot about de picnic -- Oh, I got plenty o'nuttin' -- Listen there what I tells you? -- Mornin', Lawyer -- 'Lo, Bess, goin' to picnic? -- Bess, you is my woman now -- Oh, I can't sit down! -- What's de matter wid you, sister? -- I ain' got no shame -- It ain't necessarily so -- Shame on all you sinners! -- Oh, what you want wid Bess? -- Lemme go, hear dat boat -- Honey, dat's all de breakfast I got time for -- Take yo' hands off me, I say -- Oh Doctor Jesus -- Oh, dey's so fresh an' fine -- Now de time, oh Gawd -- I wants to stay here - I loves you Porgy -- Why you been out on dat wharf so long, Clara? -- Oh, Doctor Jesus -- Oh, de Lawd shake de Heavens -- One of dese mornin's -- Oh, dere's somebody knockin' at de do' -- You is a nice parcel of Christmas -- If Gawd want to kill me -- A red-headed woman -- Jake's boat, in de river -- Disc 3. Clara, Clara, don't you be downhearted -- You low-lived skunk -- Summertime (reprise) -- Wait for us over there, Al -- Oh Gawd! They goin' make him look on Crown's face! -- There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York -- Good mornin' sistuh! Good mornin' brudder -- It's Porgy comin' home -- Oh, Bess, where's my Bess -- Bess is gone -- Oh, Lawd, I'm on my way.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Producer, David Frost.
Participant or Performer Note: Angel Blue, Latonia Moore, Golda Schultz, sopranos ; Frederick Ballentine, tenor ; Eric Owens, bass-baritone ; Alfred Walker, bass ; with supporting soloists ; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; David Robertson, conductor.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded live 2019 September 23 and October 16 the Metropolitan Opera.
Language Note:
Sung in English.
Genre: Operas.
Live sound recordings.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at GRPL. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Grand Rapids Public Library.


0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main CD Opera Gershwin Porgy 3 discs + booklet (Text) 31307024379556 Music Available -
Yankee Clipper CD Opera Gershwin Porgy 3 discs + booklet (Text) 31307024379564 Music Available -

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