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About Porgy and Bess

Following its critically acclaimed UK debut in 2009, the globally renowned Cape Town Opera brings the rarely performed George Gershwin masterpiece Porgy and Bess to Birmingham for the very first time.

Porgy and Bess has emerged as one of the great icons of American music theatre, known around the world as ‘the peoples' opera'.

Written in 1935 and originally portraying the 1920s life of America's Deep South, this compelling work contains some of the most stirring and ever-lasting songs including Summertime, I Got Plenty Of Nuttin', It Ain't Necessarily So and I Loves You Porgy.

Transplanted to the townships of South Africa, this production provides a contemporary view of an enduring classic which has received critical acclaim the world over.

"You'd need a heart of concrete not to come out smiling." THE TIMES ****

"Gershwin's score is a feast, and Cape Town Opera serves it up proud." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ****