Porgy and Bess

December 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th & 13th

OPERA IN THREE ACTS (1935)
COMPOSED BY GEORGE GERSHWIN
LIBRETTO BY DUBOSE HAYWARD & IRA GERSHWIN
BASED ON PORGY AND BESS BY DUBOSE HAYWARD
CAPE TOWN OPERA PRODUCTION

Since its local premiere in 1992, at the initiative of Sergio Renán, Porgy and Bess hadn’t been seen in an Argentinian stage. This is Gerswhin’s most ambitious play, with all the marks and crosses of American culture. Here, the irresistible melodic quality of Rhapsody in Blue’s author accompanies an urban plot in which poverty and love play their cards, in a genuinely popular frame.

CONDUCTOR
Tim Murray

MISE-EN-SCÈNE
Christine Crouse

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Michael Mitchell

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Kobus Rossouw

COREOGRAPHER
Sibonakaliso Ndaba

CHOIR CONDUCTOR
Marvin Kernelle

CHOIR FROM
CAPE TOWN OPERA

MAIN CAST

PORGY
Xolela Sixaba

BESS
Nonhlanhla Yende
Philisa Sibeko

CROWN
Mandisinde Mbuyazwe

SPORTING LIFE
Lukhanyo Moyake

CLARA
Siphamandla Yakupa
Noluvuyiso Mpofu

JAKE
Owen Metsileng

SERENA
Goitsemang Lehobye

MARIA
Miranda Tini

DATES

December
06
-Tuesday-
07
-Wednesday-
10
-Saturday-
11
-Sunday-
13
-Tuesday-