The Atlanta Opera presents a great American masterpiece. Porgy and Bess will be performed in English with English supertitles.
According to AtlantaOpera.com:
“From the extraordinary writing duo of George and Ira Gershwin comes a Depression-era masterpiece rich in timeless tunes, including “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.” Considered the great American opera, Porgy and Bess was inspired by Charleston’s Cabbage Row, a 1920s community bound by faith, tears, music, and laughter. In a tender love story, Porgy and Bess seek harmony in the face of addiction and social injustice.”
According to The Guardian:
“If ever an opera was a period piece, rooted firmly in the times and places of both its composition and its original setting, it’s this 1935 work by a New York composer about a poor black fishing community in 1920s South Carolina. The tunes, however, stay fresh.”