This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
George Gershwin’s masterpiece is one of America’s favourite operas takes the big screen on February . James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.
“If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, and Alfred Walker.
World Premiere: Alvin Theatre, New York, 1935. A supremely American operatic masterpiece and the most ambitious work by one of the nation’s greatest musical talents, Porgy and Bess focuses on the joys and struggles of a black neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 20th century. The overall combination of music, word, and idea among a complex blend of Americana make this a unique and impressive work both within and beyond the operatic repertory. Sung in English. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam; and English National Opera.
210m approx including 2 intervals
Tickets £20 (£17.50 Friends/Students)
Sun 2 Feb 14:15 - 17:45 approx (Delayed Live)