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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Title
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess [videorecording] / by George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse, Thirteen/WNET, and EMI Classics, with ZDF/ARTE/FR3/RTP.
Author
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Publication
[England] : EMI Classics, c1993.

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Description
2 videocassettes (VHS) (ca. 184 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Uniform Title
  • Porgy and Bess
  • American playhouse (Television program)
  • Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Alternative Title
Porgy and Bess
Subject
Note
  • Opera in three acts, sung in English.
  • Opera based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward.
  • Videorecording based on the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn, 1986.
  • Original sound recording by EMI Records, p1989.
  • Videorecording originally presented on public television by American playhouse and Great performances.
  • "A Picture Music International release."
Credits (note)
  • Adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres executive producers, Richard Price (Primetime) and Dennis Marks (BBC) ; original stage design, John Gunter.
Event (note)
  • Videorecording made at Shepperton Studios, London, November/December 1992.
System Details (note)
  • VHS Hi-fi stereo, digitally mastered, Dolby system.
Call Number
*LVH 859 (F)
OCLC
  • 29371469
  • 29371469
Author
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
Title
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess [videorecording] / by George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse, Thirteen/WNET, and EMI Classics, with ZDF/ARTE/FR3/RTP.
Imprint
[England] : EMI Classics, c1993.
Series
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Performer
Willard White (Porgy), Cynthia Haymon (Bess), Gregg Baker (Crown), Cynthia Clarey (Serena), Marietta Simpson (Maria), Damon Evans (Sportin' Life), Paula Ingram (Clara, sung by Harolyn Blackwell), Gordon Hawkins (Jake, sung by Bruce Hubbard), Annie (Yolanda Grant, sung by Paula Ingram) ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor ; the Glyndebourne Chorus.
Credits
Adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres executive producers, Richard Price (Primetime) and Dennis Marks (BBC) ; original stage design, John Gunter.
Event
Videorecording made at Shepperton Studios, London, November/December 1992.
System Details
VHS Hi-fi stereo, digitally mastered, Dolby system.
Local Note
Library's copy lacks accompanying booklet.
Added Author
Nunn, Trevor, director.
Smith, Greg, 1939-2009, producer.
Marks, Stephany, producer.
White, Willard, performer.
Haymon, Cynthia, performer.
Baker, Gregg, performer.
Clarey, Cynthia, performer.
Simpson, Marietta, performer.
Evans, Damon, performer.
Ingram, Paula, performer.
Blackwell, Harolyn, performer.
Hawkins, Gordon, performer.
Hubbard, Bruce, performer.
Rattle, Simon, 1955- conductor.
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940. Porgy.
Heyward, Dorothy, 1890-1961. Porgy.
Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983. Porgy and Bess.
London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. Performer
Primetime (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Homevale (Firm)
Picture Music International.
Added Title
American playhouse (Television program)
Publisher No.
77757-3 EMI Classics
Research Call Number
*LVH 859 (F) Container cover on file.
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