The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Get your tickets now for Porgy and Bess featuring the incomparable Rhiannon Giddens in the new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss the operatic event of the year!
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.