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
Bess, you is my woman now, You is, you is, And you must sing and dance and play for two instead of one. Want no wrinkle on your brow, No-how, Because the sorrow of the past is all done done, Oh, Bess, my Bess, The real happiness is just begun.
Finale: O Lawd, I'm On My Way
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by DuBose Heyward
Sung by Willard White, Marietta Simpson, Cynthia Clarey, Mervin Wallace, Maureen Breathwaite and Chorus See more