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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
The reviews are in!
Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC)
by Timothy H. Lindeman
Greensboro Opera presents Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
Voix des Arts
by Joseph Newsome
Porgy and Bess Performance Review
View the Gallery
See vibrant images from our January 2022 performances.
Meet the Cast
With an acclaimed cast that has sung in the great houses and concert halls of the globe, this production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is sure to be one of the best offerings in the opera world this season.
Watch Cast Interviews
Members of the Porgy and Bess cast sat down with us to talk about their roles and experience. Learn more about the opera through these interviews as we release them over the coming months.
Porgy and Bess: From Novel to Play to Opera
The Greensboro and Triad arts and humanities community has been hit hard with the cancellation of live performances and other events. Thanks to a North Carolina Humanities Council Relief Grant, Greensboro Opera brought our community together in a virtual, immersive experience focusing on the evolution of the Gershwins’ beloved Porgy and Bess from novel to play to opera.
In a three-part series delivered in February and March 2021, UNCG Professor Emeritus Keith Cushman outlined the progression of this timeless tale from its beginning as novel by DuBose Heyward to its adaptation as a theatrical production and eventual operatic setting.