Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

The Met Opera Live in HD: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - Encore

George Gershwin

Estimated Run Time 3hrs 40mins

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. 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. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.

Sung in English

The Met Opera Live in HD at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the new 2019-20 Met Opera season broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts live and encore transmissions using our new Vivitek, 18-Lumen, state-of-the-art, smartek, HD projector.

All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera. Casting and titles are subject to change.

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