The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece “Porgy and Bess” has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles, at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 1 at the Newport Performing Arts Center’s Alice Silverman Theatre. Screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, this new production is hosted locally by Paul & Evelyn Brookhyser.
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. Run time is approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission; read a synopsis from the Met.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation. OCCA thanks the Jeannette B. Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation, the City of Newport, season benefactors Bill and JoAnn Barton, opera hosts, OCCA members and local opera fans for their continuing support.
Season tickets are available at 541-265-2787 for $195 per person adult or $165 per person senior. Reserved seating ticket prices are $21.50 general, $18.50 senior, and $10.50 student. Call the box office at 541-265-2787 to buy tickets; purchase tickets online or from the PAC box office.