Friday, October 20, 2006

Porgy and Bess

Tomorrow night, I'm going to the Detroit Opera House to see "Porgy and Bess." This will be my third live opera; several years ago, I saw "Carmen" in San Francisco with my sister, and last spring I saw "Salome" in Detroit with the friend I'm going with tomorrow. She and I also have plans to see "Turandot" this coming spring. I enjoyed both of the others a great deal, and I'm particularly excited to see P&B. I've always loved the music (and all things Gershwin), and the fact that it's distinctly American and jazz-oriented is a big plus for me.

A couple of my favorite numbers from P&B:

Bing Crosby w/Victor Young

It Ain't Necessarily So

Sidney Bechet and the Blue Note 5


Brief synopsis of "Porgy and Bess"

Wikipedia entry on DuBose Heyward

1 comment:

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Oh yeah!