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The Resource The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; a Picture Music International release, (videorecording)

The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; a Picture Music International release, (videorecording)

Label
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess
Title
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess
Statement of responsibility
by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; a Picture Music International release
Title variation
  • Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
  • Porgy & Bess
  • Porgy and Bess
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Director
Librettist
Performer
Production personnel
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • An adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. The television production was shot using the recording made of the 1989 production for its soundtrack
  • This classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of the tenement Catfish Row, centering on the crippled Porgy and his beloved Bess
Member of
Cataloging source
VVS
Characteristic
videorecording
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Porgy and Bess (Television program : 1993)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1898-1937
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Gershwin, George
Credits note
Adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn with Yves Baigneres ; producers, Greg Smith and Stephany Marks ; executive producers, Richard Price (Primetime) and Dennis Marks (BBC)
Language note
Subtitles available in French, German, and Italian
PerformerNote
Willard White (Porgy) ; Cynthia Haymon (Bess) ; Gregg Baker (Crown) ; Cynthia Clarey (Serena) ; Marietta Simpson (Maria) ; Damon Evans (Sportin' Life) ; Paula Ingram (Clara; role is sung by Harolyn Blackwell) ; Gordon Hawkins (Jake; role is sung by Bruce Hubbard) ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Craig Rutenberg, chorus master ; The London Philharmonic ; Simon Rattle, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1983
  • 1885-1940
  • 1890-1961
  • 1939-2009
  • 1955-
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  • Gershwin, Ira
  • Heyward, DuBose
  • Heyward, Dorothy
  • Nunn, Trevor
  • Smith, Greg
  • White, Willard
  • Haymon, Cynthia
  • Baker, Gregg
  • Clarey, Cynthia
  • Evans, Damon
  • Simpson, Marietta
  • Rattle, Simon
  • Rutenberg, Craig
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Glyndebourne Festival Opera Company
  • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Primetime (Firm)
  • Homevale (Firm)
  • Picture Music International
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • EMI (Firm)
Runtime
184
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  • People with disabilities
  • African American men
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Operas
  • Operas
Technique
live action
Label
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; a Picture Music International release, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Opera in three acts based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward; videorecording based on the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn
  • EMI: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9)
  • Program notes on container
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
Contents
Side 1. Act I (59 min.) -- Side 2. Act II, Scenes 1 and 2 (47 min.) -- Side 3. Act II, Scenes 3 and 4 (37 min.) -- Side 4. Act III (41 min.)
Control code
48062438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (184 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 7243 4 92497 9 0
  • DVB 4 92497 9
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; a Primetime/BBC and Homevale/Greg Smith production ; directed by Trevor Nunn ; a Picture Music International release, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Opera in three acts based on the play: Porgy / DuBose Heyward and Dorothy K. Heyward; videorecording based on the original Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn
  • EMI: 7243 4 92497 9 0 (on container: DVB 4 92497 9)
  • Program notes on container
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
Contents
Side 1. Act I (59 min.) -- Side 2. Act II, Scenes 1 and 2 (47 min.) -- Side 3. Act II, Scenes 3 and 4 (37 min.) -- Side 4. Act III (41 min.)
Control code
48062438
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (184 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 7243 4 92497 9 0
  • DVB 4 92497 9
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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