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Title The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess [(DVD) videorecording] / by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse [and others] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks.

Publication Info. [London?] : EMI Classics, [2001]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  782.1 POR    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (DVD)(184 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital stereo.
Language Sung in English with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Italian.
Note Opera in three acts.
Based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
EMI Classics: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9).
For specific features see interactive menu.
Performer Willard White (Porgy) ; Cynthia Haymon (Bess) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Cynthia Clarey (Serena) ; Marietta Simpson (Maria) ; Damon Evans (Sporting Life) ; Paula Ingram ; Gordon Hawkins ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor.
Credits Adapted for television by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; cameras, Trevor Wimlett, James Day ; designed for television by Eric Walmsley ; choreographer, Charles Augins ; videotape editor, St. John O'Rorke.
Event Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, Nov.-Dec. 1992.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Summary Video adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn. The Gershwins' classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. Includes synopsis in English, French, German and Italian.
Subject Operas -- Television adaptations -- Videodiscs.
Operas -- Film adaptations -- Videodiscs.
Operas -- Videodiscs.
Genre Musical films.
Added Author Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983, lyricist.
Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961, librettist.
Nunn, Trevor, director.
Marks, Stephany, producer.
Smith, Greg, producer.
White, Willard, vocalist, actor.
Haymon, Cynthia, vocalist, actor.
Baker, Gregg, vocalist, actor.
Clarey, Cynthia, vocalist, actor.
Simpson, Marietta, vocalist, actor.
Evans, Damon, vocalist, actor.
Rutenberg, Craig, conductor.
Rattle, Simon, 1955- conductor.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy and Bess.
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940. Porgy.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, vocalist.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, instrumentalist.
Added Title Porgy and Bess
Standard No. 724349249790
Music No. 7243 4 92497 9 0 EMI Classics
DVB 4 92497 9 EMI Classics
4 92497 9 0 EMI Classics
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