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The Resource Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse [and others] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks

Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse [and others] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks

Label
Porgy & Bess
Title
Porgy & 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 [and others] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks
Title variation
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Gershwins' Porgy & Bess
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Actor
Conductor
Director
Instrumentalist
Librettist
Lyricist
Publisher
Producer
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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
Dewey number
782.1
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 ; Gordon Hawkins ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1937
  • 1896-1983
  • 1890-1961
  • 1939-2009
  • 1955-
  • 1885-1940
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gershwin, George
  • Gershwin, Ira
  • Heyward, Dorothy
  • Nunn, Trevor
  • Marks, Stephany
  • Smith, Greg
  • White, Willard
  • Haymon, Cynthia
  • Baker, Gregg
  • Clarey, Cynthia
  • Simpson, Marietta
  • Evans, Damon
  • Rutenberg, Craig
  • Rattle, Simon
  • Heyward, DuBose
  • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Primetime (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Homevale (Firm)
  • American Playhouse Theatrical Films
  • EMI (Firm)
Runtime
184
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Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse [and others] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks
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Publication
Copyright
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)
  • Videorecording
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 184 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
724349249790
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
7243 4 92497 9 0
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48062438
  • (OCoLC)48062438
  • 330422
System details
DVD, Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production in association with American Playhouse [and others] ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; produced by Greg Smith and Stephany Marks
Publication
Copyright
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)
  • Videorecording
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 184 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
724349249790
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
7243 4 92497 9 0
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm48062438
  • (OCoLC)48062438
  • 330422
System details
DVD, Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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