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, (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, (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
  • Gershwins' Porgy & Bess
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Language
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
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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
Dewey number
792.5
Intended audience
MPAA 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 ; Gordon Hawkins ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor
Runtime
184
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, (videorecording)
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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
Control code
ocm48062438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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
(Sirsi) o48062438
System details
DVD (dual-layer), 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, (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
Control code
ocm48062438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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
(Sirsi) o48062438
System details
DVD (dual-layer), Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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