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The Resource The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse ... [et al.] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks, (DVD videorecording)

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse ... [et al.] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks, (DVD videorecording)

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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Title
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Statement of responsibility
by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse ... [et al.] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks
Title variation
Porgy and Bess
Contributor
Actor
Conductor
Director
Instrumentalist
Librettist
Lyricist
Publisher
Producer
Vocalist
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Video adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn. The Gershwins' classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. Includes synopsis in English, French, German and Italian
Cataloging source
VVS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Adapted for television by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; cameras, Trevor Wimlett, James Day ; designed for television by Eric Walmsley ; choreographer, Charles Augins ; videotape editor, St. John O'Rorke
Date time place
Recorded at Shepperton Studios, London, Nov.-Dec. 1992
Intended audience
BBFC rating: PG
Language note
Sung in English with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Italian
PerformerNote
Willard White (Porgy) ; Cynthia Haymon (Bess) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Cynthia Clarey (Serena) ; Marietta Simpson (Maria) ; Damon Evans (Sporting Life) ; Paula Ingram (Clara; also sings the role of Annie); Harolyn Blackwell (sings the role of Clara) ; Gordon Hawkins (Jake) ; Bruce Hubbard (sings the role of Jake) ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1983
  • 1890-1961
  • 1940-
  • 1955-
  • 1885-1940
  • 1898-1937
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  • Gershwin, Ira
  • Heyward, Dorothy
  • Nunn, Trevor
  • Marks, Stephany
  • Smith, Greg
  • White, Willard
  • Haymon, Cynthia
  • Baker, Gregg
  • Clarey, Cynthia
  • Simpson, Marietta
  • Evans, Damon
  • Ingram, Paula
  • Blackwell, Harolyn
  • Hubbard, Bruce
  • Hawkins, Gordon
  • Rutenberg, Craig
  • Rattle, Simon
  • Heyward, DuBose
  • Gershwin, George
  • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Primetime (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Homevale (Firm)
  • American Playhouse Theatrical Films
  • EMI (Firm)
Runtime
184
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Filmed operas
  • Televised operas
  • Television adaptations
  • Musical films
Technique
live action
Label
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse ... [et al.] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Opera in three acts
  • Based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward
  • EMI Classics: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 184 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
724349249790
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 7243 4 92497 9 0
  • DVB 4 92497 9
  • 4 92497 9 0
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48062438
  • (OCoLC)ocm48062438
  • 534184
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse ... [et al.] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Opera in three acts
  • Based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward
  • EMI Classics: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 184 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
724349249790
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 7243 4 92497 9 0
  • DVB 4 92497 9
  • 4 92497 9 0
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48062438
  • (OCoLC)ocm48062438
  • 534184
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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