Cape town opera presents Porgy and Bess

Date Posted: 23/01/2012

Following the success of its 2009 tour Cape Town Opera returns to the UK in 2012 with its production of Porgy and Bess, visiting venues nationwide before a two-week run at the London Coliseum.

Written in 1935 and originally portraying 1920s life of America’s Deep South, the production features musical numbers Summertime, I got plenty of nuttin’, It ain’t necessarily so, and I loves you Porgy. Relocated to the depression-ravaged townships of Soweto, Cape Town Opera has made this production of Porgy and Bess their own, as the search for hope and happiness amidst poverty and hardship unfolds in a poignant tale of love and deprivation.

Additionally, the company will perform the European premiere of Mandela Trilogy for two performances only at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on the 20th and 21st June. Written by Michael Williams, the production is promoted as a musical tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela, which dramatises key periods of his life in different musical styles.

Porgy and Bess opens at Birmingham Hippodrome on the 6th June, visiting Edinburgh Festival Theatre (15th and 16th June); Wales Millennium Centre (23rd and 24th June); Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (27th to 30th June); Southampton Mayflower (4th to 7th July); and the London Coliseum (11th to 21st July).

Group travel organisers are advised to contact their chosen venue for further details and group booking rates.
 




 

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