Porgy and Bess might be one of the most important operas in the history of the art form, with its in-depth look at African American life in the south during the 1920’s. Porgy and Bess is illustrated with the music of American composer George Gershwin. Dubbed by Gershwin himself as a folk opera, DuBose Heyward wrote the liberetto and the lyrics were done by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. This iconic opera will be returning to Lyric Opera in Chicago after six years to irradiate the stage once again.
The incomparable Eric Owens will be playing Porgy and he will be alongside American Soprano, Adina Aaron who is making waves overseas, recently appearing in Tosca. These two will be joined by fellow shining stars: Jermaine Smith (Sportin’ Life), Eric Greene (Crown) and Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi (Clara).
Porgy and Bess is produced by the Washington National Opera and the amazing Francesca Zambello who has produced some of the greatest stage set ups to ever hit the circuit. Porgy and Bess will be showing at Lyric Opera in Chicago from November 17-December 20. To get tickets for Porgy and Bess go HERE.