301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94102

George Gershwin miraculously melded classical music, popular song, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece that tells the poignant story of a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both. General Director David Gockley, whose association with Porgy and Bess has restored it to a mainstay of the operatic repertoire, presents director Francesca Zambello’s critically acclaimed production. Alan Rich of LA Weekly calls her staging “by some distance, the finest and most enjoyable of the couple of dozen productions I have attended of Porgy and Bess.”

Official Website: http://sfopera.com/o/274.asp

Added by sagemane on August 17, 2008