The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS wins Grammy® Award

Author: Clasart Classic

The Metropolitan Opera's recording of PORGY AND BESS, distributed by Clasart Classic, wins the renowned Award in the category Best Opera Recording.

  • Eric Owens as Porgy and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins PORGY AND BESS | Copyright: © Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

    Eric Owens as Porgy and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins PORGY AND BESS © Paola Kudacki / Met Opera

During the 2019–20 season, one of America’s greatest operas returned to the Met stage for the first time in 30 years: The Gershwins’ portrayal of the lives and struggles of a segregated African-American community in Charleston, S. C. James Robinson’s vibrant new production of PORGY AND BESS transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront with vibrant choreography by Tony Award–nominee Camille A. Brown.

In this now Grammy awarded production, bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star in the title roles, headlining a phenomenal ensemble cast including Latonia Moore, Ryan Speedo Green, Alfred Walker, Golda Schultz, Denyce Graves, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. For Eric Owens, this is his second honour in the Best Opera Recording category; he previously won in 2011 for Adams' DOCTOR ATOMIC. David Robertson conducts this beloved score, which features some of the best-loved songs by one of America’s greatest songwriters (“Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So", “I Loves You, Porgy”), as well as mighty choruses and bold orchestrations.

“Authoritative and gripping... A splendid PORGY AND BESS” —The New York Times

“The Met’s new production of PORGY AND BESS is a wonder ... a triumph.” —The Economist

Producer The Metropolitan Opera
Distribution TV Clasart Classic
Composer George Gershwin
Orchestra / Band The Metropolitan Opera
Stage Director James Robinson
Conductor David Robertson
Soloist Angel Blue
Soloist Eric Owens
Soloist Golda Schultz
Soloist Latonia Moore
Soloist Ryan Speedo Green
Soloist Denyce Graves
Soloist Alfred Walker


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