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Company:Connecticut Opera
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Director & Conductor
DirectorEllen Douglas Schlaefer
Music DirectorWillie Anthony Waters


Cast
BessMarquita Lister
PorgyAlvy Powell
Sportin' LifeDavid Lee Brewer


Design Team
Scenic Designer Stone
performance datesmatinee
Saturday, April 4, 1998
Friday, April 24, 1998
Saturday, April 25, 1998
Sunday, April 26, 1998
Porgy and Bess
Composer: George Gershwin

Librettist: DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Synopsis

Set in the 1930s in an African-American Charleston neighborhood known as Catfish Row, Porgy and Bess centers on the tragic love story of the cripple beggar Porgy and beautiful Bess, who longs to turn away from her former life as a prostitute and cocaine addict. After a murder, Bess’ abusive partner Crown flees, leaving her at the mercy of a disapproving community and tempted by the seductive drug dealer Sporting Life. Bess strikes up an unlikely relationship with Porgy and gradually finds acceptance on Catfish Row—until a hurricane and the return of Crown change everyone’s lives forever.

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