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    Porgy and Bess

    Porgy and Bess

    Porgy and Bess is an opera that was first performed in 1935. With music by the famed George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess was based on the African American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina. Typically referred to as an American folk opera, Porgy and Bess was something to behold when it premiered featuring an entire cast of classical trained African American singers and actors. This was considered daring at the time but it quickly became a hit with the wealth of blues and jazz music turned into classical art with songs such as “Summertime.” Although controversial still in today’s society Porgy and Bess is still one of the most well known operas. The soundtrack is fantastic on vinyl and should be heard by everyone at least once in their lifetime.

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