The story of a disabled beggar in Charleston,S.C. who falls in love with a prostitute, this is the first filmed version of Gershwin's opera which uses Gershwin's own orchestrations and practically all of the music, with only one major cut. Written by
Albert Sanchez Moreno
Did You Know?
For this production, as well as for the 1986 Glyndebourne stage production on which this is based, director Trevor Nunn
decided that it would be more effective to have Porgy walking with the aid of a crutch rather than riding around on a soapbox fitted out with wheels and pulled by a goat, as in all previous productions of the opera. He felt (rightly or wrongly) that this would make Porgy more sexually attractive to Bess. See more
It take extra to divorce woman what ain't married, (speaking) And it'll cost you a dollar-and-a-half.
Closing Credits Music
from the Prelude to Act III, Scene 3 of the opera
Music by George Gershwin
Played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Simon Rattle See more