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Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess / music by George Gershwin ; directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona ; producers, Jessica Koplos, Matthew Shilvock ; produced by San Francisco Opera.
Berlin : Euroarts, [2014]

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Additional Authors
  • Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.
  • Zamacona, Frank.
  • Koplos, Jessica.
  • Shilvock, Matthew.
  • Owens, Eric, 1970-
  • Mitchell, Laquita.
  • Lynch, Lester.
  • Packer, Chauncey.
  • Slack, Karen.
  • DeMain, John.
  • Davison, Peter J.
  • Tazewell, Paul.
  • McCullough, Mark (Lighting designer)
  • Sayers, Denni.
  • Robertson, Ian (Musician)
  • San Francisco Opera. Orchestra, performer.
  • San Francisco Opera. Chorus, performer.
  • San Francisco Opera.
  • EuroArts Entertainment.
2 videodiscs (197 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
George Gershwin melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both.
Alternative Title
The Gershwins'
  • Opera in two acts.
  • Title from container.
  • Program notes and synopsis In English, French, and German ([24] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.) in container.
  • Bonus materials: interviews with artists and creative team (29 min.).
Credits (note)
  • Set designer, Peter J. Davison ; costume designer, Paul Tazewell ; lighting designer, Mark McCullough ; choreographer, Denni Sayers ; chorus director, Ian Robertson.
Event (note)
  • Recorded live at San Francisco Opera, June 2009.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, region 0, NTSC, widescreen; PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1.
Language (note)
  • Soundtrack in English, with English, German, French, Chinese, Korean subtitles.
  • ocn875577644
  • 875577644
  • SCSB-9445384
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Columbia University Libraries