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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 in association with American Playhouse ... [et al.] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks.

Imprint [London?] : EMI Classics, c2001.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Porky & Bess    ---  Inventory in Progress
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 184 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Opera in three acts.
Based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
EMI Classics: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9).
Credits Executive producers, Richard Price, Dennis Marks ; adapted for television by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; cameras, Trevor Wimlett, James Day ; designed for television by Eric Walmsley ; choreographer, Charles Augins ; videotape editor, St. John O'Rorke.
Performer Willard White (Porgy) ; Cynthia Haymon (Bess) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Cynthia Clarey (Serena) ; Marietta Simpson (Maria) ; Damon Evans (Sporting Life) ; Paula Ingram (Clara) ; Gordon Hawkins (Jake) ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor.
Event Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, Nov.-Dec. 1992; released 1993.
Summary Video adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn. The Gershwins' classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. Includes synopsis in English, French, German and Italian.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital stereo.
Language Sung in English with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Italian.
Subject Operas.
Added Author Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. Lyricist.
Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961. Librettist.
Nunn, Trevor. Director.
Marks, Stephany. Producer.
Smith, Greg, 1940- Producer.
White, Willard. voc Actor.
Haymon, Cynthia. voc Actor.
Baker, Gregg. voc Actor.
Clarey, Cynthia. voc Actor.
Simpson, Marietta. voc Actor.
Evans, Damon. voc Actor.
Rutenberg, Craig. Conductor.
Rattle, Simon, 1955- Conductor.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy and Bess.
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940. Porgy.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. voc
London Philharmonic Orchestra. Instrumentalist.
Primetime (Firm) Producer.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Producer.
Homevale (Firm) Producer.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films. Producer.
EMI (Firm) Publisher.
Added Title Porgy and Bess
Note Title on container: Gershwins' Porgy & Bess
Standard No. 724349249790
Music No. 7243 4 92497 9 0 EMI Classics
DVB 4 92497 9 EMI Classics
4 92497 9 0 EMI Classics
Standard No. NLGGC 252654633
NZ1 6671771
NZ1 6593650

 
    
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