Rehearsals are underway for the Metropolitan Opera presentation of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess which opens September 23. The staging marks the opening of the company's 2019–2020 season.
The James Robinson-helmed production makes its New York premiere following runs at the English National Opera and Dutch National Opera. Joining the creative team at the Met is Tony Award-nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy, Once on This Island). In the video above, cast members can be seen in rehearsal working with Brown ahead of opening night.
The cast, under the baton of David Robertson, will include Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles, with Golda Schultz as Clara, Latonia Moore as Serena, Denyce Graves as Maria, Ryan Speedo Green as Jake, Frederick Ballentine as Sportin' Life, and Alfred Walker as Crown.
Performances will run through October 16, and the production will return in January 2020.