Porgy and Bess

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Porgy and Bess, an American folk opera, first performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. [1].

Performance history in South Africa

1978: Presented at the Alhambra Theatre, directed by Taubie Kushlick, the title roles played by Ben Masinga and Betty Mthombeni, opening 23 November to largely unfavourable reviews.


Tucker, 1997. p. 362.

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