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Author Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.

Title The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess [videorecording] / by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; a Picture Music International release.

Imprint [London?] : EMI Records, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B GERS PB R79DVD    Out of Collection
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B GERS PB R79DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (184 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series EMI classics
Note Opera in three acts.
Title from disc label.
Opera based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward; videorecording based on the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn.
EMI: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9).
Credits Adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; producers, Greg Smith and Stephany Marks ; executive producers, Richard Price (Primetime) and Dennis Marks (BBC).
Performer Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson, Damon Evans, Paula Ingram, Gordon Hawkins ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor.
Summary This video is the adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row.
System Details DVD, stereo.
Language Subtitles available in French, German, and Italian.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Gershwin, Ira, 1896- Porgy and Bess. Lyricist.
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940. Porgy.
Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961. Porgy.
Nunn, Trevor. Director.
Smith, Greg. Production personnel.
White, Willard. voc Actor.
Haymon, Cynthia. voc Actor.
Baker, Gregg. voc Actor.
Clarey, Cynthia. voc Actor.
Evans, Damon. voc Actor.
Simpson, Marietta. voc Actor.
Rattle, Simon, 1955- Conductor.
Rutenberg, Craig. Conductor.
London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. Performer.
Primetime (Firm)
Homevale (Firm)
Picture Music International.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
EMI Records Ltd.
Added Title Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess.
Music No. 7243 4 92497 9 0 EMI
DVB 4 92497 9 EMI

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