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
[singing, to the baby
Listen to your daddy warn you, 'Fore you starts a-travelin' Women may born you, love you, and mourn you, But a woman is a sometime thing, Yes, a woman is a sometime thing.
Street Vendors' Cries
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by DuBose Heyward
Sung by Colenton Freeman, Camellia Johnson, and Mervin Wallace See more