Set in Catfish Row by the shores of Charleston, South Carolina, George Gershwin’s classic “folk opera” deals with the attempt of Porgy, a disabled beggar, to create a home for himself and Bess, a young woman whose troubled past threatens to consume her present. Porgy and Bess is one of the pillars of the American opera repertory, with unforgettable melodies including “Summertime,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin.’”.

 

2022 Festival

In the summer of 2022, we return to our theater for productions of classics and new works.

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