Concert will begin at 00:25 hours GMT
Gershwin's 'Porgy & Bess' with Blue, Owens, Brugger and Bellentine from New York
Gershwin's 'Porgy & Bess' is an opera, first performed in 1935, with a libretto by DuBose Heyward and lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. It was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row (based on the area of Cabbage Row) in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Performers:
Bess: Angel Blue.
Porgy: Eric Owens.
Clara: Janai Brugger.
Sportin' Life: Frederick Bellentine.
Maria: Denyce Graves.
Serena: Latonia Moore.
Crown: Alfred Walker.
Jake: Donovan Singletary.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: David Robertson.