Details about the show
Gershwins masterpiece enters the Opéra de Montréal repertory with an all-black cast. The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir makes its big company debut, alongside Canadian Measha Brueggergosman. Marie-Josée Lord returns to the Opéra de Montréal. The brilliant score features a string of hits, from the immortal Summertime to My Mans Gone Now.
Tales of love and death in a small fishing community in South Carolina. Beautiful Bess tries to escape her troubled past. But her former lover, the bully Crown, threatens her from the shadows. Can crippled Porgy, who is madly in love with Bess, save her?
Sung in English with English-French surtitles
Coproduction: Cleveland, Dallas, Florida Grand, Houston Grand, Los Angeles Music Center, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco. In association with: The Orange County Performing Arts Center
Première at the company
With Pierre Vachon