Tuesday, September 4

Porgy & Bess being presented by ENO with John Wilson conducting

More than 80 years after its premiere, Porgy and Bess by George & Ira Gershin is to receive its first ENO staging  at the London Coliseum from 11-17th October 2018

Written for a large cast, with a chorus of 40 specially formed for this production, and full orchestra, Porgy and Bess explores the relationships between members of a close-knit community in 1920s South Carolina. It is is emotionally charged, powerful and moving piece delivered through jazz, ragtime, blues and spirituals, full of classic melodies, including  ‘Summertime’. 

Leading the cast are Eric Greene as Porgy and Nicole Cabell as Bess.  Nmon Ford makes his role debut as Crown, and Latonia Moore, an outstanding ENO Aida, returns to the London Coliseum as Serena. British soprano Nadine Benjamin makes her company debut as Clara, while rising tenor Frederick Ballentine makes his UK debut as Sporting Life.
Making their ENO debuts are conductor John Wilson and director James Robinson, the Artistic Director of Opera St Louis. 

Tickets for Porgy & Bess

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