AMPAG, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sydney Symphony Orchestra:Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess

November 2016

Sat 26 

07:00 PM

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Sydney Opera House



See Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess in a semi-staged performance in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

Summertime in Sydney… and Chief Conductor David Robertson has chosen Gershwin’s masterpiecePorgy and Bess for our 2016 Opera in the Concert Hall. Blending jazz, Spiritual and musical theatre, this is a drama of enormous emotional power from a Broadway composer who was drawn to the epic world of grand opera. Its unforgettable characters sing such beloved showstoppers as ‘Summertime’, ‘It ain’t necessarily so’, ‘I got plenty o’ nuthin’’ and ‘Bess, you is my woman now’.

Porgy and Bess has some of the greatest tunes that have ever been written, and with the profound understanding of how humans experience love and loss, joy and sadness, in a way that no opera has surpassed.’David Robertson