Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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San Antonio Opera announces the 75th anniversary production of George Gershwin’s enduring masterpiece, Porgy and Bess.

The drama of love, murder, and hope on Catfish Row springs to teeming life in a dazzling 75th Anniversary tour of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” coming to San Antonio on March 5, 2010 in a brand new production with riveting choreography and glamorous costumes.
Approved by the Gershwin Estate, produced by veteran opera impresario Michael Capasso, General Manager of New York’s Dicapo Opera Theatre, in association with noted producer Willette Murphy Klausner, (“Three Mo’ Tenors”). “Porgy” is directed by the brilliant African American Charles Randolph Wright (“Mama I Want To Sing”). Don’t miss this celebration of America’s most beloved opera, with a stellar all African-American cast of sensational performers.

Based on the play, Porgy, written by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, Porgy and Bess is a vivid storytelling of Porgy, a crippled man living in Charleston, South Carolina in the 1920’s, as he attempts to save his love, Bess, from possessive lovers and dangerous drug dealers.
Considered a daring and artistic visionary at its premiere in 1935, Porgy and Bess is now part of a standard opera repertoire, and is performed all over the world.

Tickets can be purchased at all TICKETMASTER locations or by calling 1-800-982-2787. For more information call the San Antonio Opera box office at 210-225-5972 or visit www.saopera.com.
The performance takes place Friday, March 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
The Municipal Auditorium
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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