[Met Performance] CID:298020
Porgy and Bess {33} Metropolitan Opera House: 09/27/1989.

(Debuts: Gordon Hawkins, Edward Payne, Michael Forest, Karla Burns, Marjorie Wharton, Edward White, Raymond Bazemore, Linda Thompson, Lynn Randolph, Arvin Brown)


Metropolitan Opera House
September 27, 1989


PORGY AND BESS {33}
G. Gershwin-Heyward/I. Gershwin

Porgy...................Michael Smartt
Bess....................Priscilla Baskerville
Sporting Life...........Ben Holt
Crown...................Gregg Baker
Clara...................Marvis Martin
Jake....................Gordon Hawkins [Debut]
Serena..................Camellia Johnson
Robbins.................Edward Payne [Debut]
Jasbo...................Joseph Joubert
Mingo...................Michael Forest [Debut]
Jim.....................Michael Lofton
Peter...................Mervin Wallace
Lily....................Karla Burns [Debut]
Maria...................Marjorie Wharton [Debut]
Undertaker..............Edward White [Debut]
Frazier.................Raymond Bazemore [Debut]
Scipio..................Carl Findlay
Strawberry Woman........Linda Thompson [Debut]
Crab Man................Lynn Randolph [Debut]
Archdale................Jack Dabdoub
Detective...............Hansford Rowe
Policeman...............Andrew Murphy
Coroner.................Jack Sims
Dance...................Dance Theatre of Harlem Workshop Ensemble

Conductor...............James Levine

Original Production.....Nathaniel Merrill
Production..............Arvin Brown [Debut]
Designer................Robert O'Hearn
Lighting designer.......Gil Wechsler
Choreographer...........Arthur Mitchell

Porgy and Bess received twelve performances this season.

Revival gift of The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund

[The chorus was engaged specifically for Gershwin's opera.]



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