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The Resource Porgy and Bess, music by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona ; producers, Jessica Koplos, Matthew Shilvock ; produced by San Francisco Opera, (videorecording)

Porgy and Bess, music by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona ; producers, Jessica Koplos, Matthew Shilvock ; produced by San Francisco Opera, (videorecording)

Label
Porgy and Bess
Title
Porgy and Bess
Statement of responsibility
music by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona ; producers, Jessica Koplos, Matthew Shilvock ; produced by San Francisco Opera
Title variation
Gershwins'
Creator
Contributor
Choreographer
Composer
Conductor
Costume designer
Director
Distributor
Performer
Producer
Production company
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
George Gershwin melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both
Cataloging source
DCK
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1898-1937
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gershwin, George
Credits note
Set designer, Peter J. Davison ; costume designer, Paul Tazewell ; lighting designer, Mark McCullough ; choreographer, Denni Sayers ; chorus director, Ian Robertson
Date time place
Recorded live at War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, June 2009
Language note
Soundtrack in English, with English, German, French, Chinese, Korean subtitles
LC call number
M1500.G45
LC item number
P67 2014
PerformerNote
Eric Owens (Porgy) ; Laquita Mitchell (Bess) ; Lester Lynch (Crown) ; Chauncy Packer (Sportin' Life) ; Karen Slack (Serena) ; supporting soloists ; San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; John DeMain, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1898-1937
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zamacona, Frank
  • Koplos, Jessica
  • Shilvock, Matthew
  • Owens, Eric
  • Mitchell, Laquita
  • Lynch, Lester
  • Packer, Chauncey
  • Slack, Karen
  • DeMain, John
  • Davison, Peter J.
  • Tazewell, Paul
  • Sayers, Denni
  • Robertson, Ian
  • Gershwin, George
  • San Francisco Opera
  • San Francisco Opera
  • San Francisco Opera
  • EuroArts Entertainment
Runtime
197
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Man-woman relationships
  • African Americans
  • Charleston (S.C.)
Technique
live action
Label
Porgy and Bess, music by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona ; producers, Jessica Koplos, Matthew Shilvock ; produced by San Francisco Opera, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/060/000000000011060581.gif
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Opera in two acts
  • Bonus materials: interviews with artists and creative team (29 min.)
Bar code
31223122590558
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Act I. Introduction ; Summertime ; A woman is a sometime thing ; Here come de honey man ; Oh little stars ; Gone, gone, gone ; Overflow ; My man's gone now ; Leavin' for the promise' lan' ; It take a long pull to get there ; I got plenty o' nuttin' ; Buzzard song ; Bess, you is my woman ; Oh, I can't sit down ; I ain't got no shame ; It ain't necessarily so ; What you want wid Bess? -- Act II. Introduction ; Oh, doctor Jesus ; Strawberry woman and crab man ; I loves you, Porgy ; Oh, hev'nly father ; Oh, de lawd shake de heavens ; Oh, dere's somebody knockin' ; A red headed woman ; Clara, Clara ; There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York ; Good mornin', sistuh! ; Oh, Bess, oh, where's my Bess? ; Oh, lawd, I'm on my way ; Bows and credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (197 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880242596383
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
2059638
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)894313455
System details
DVD, region 0, NTSC, widescreen; PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Porgy and Bess, music by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin ; directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona ; producers, Jessica Koplos, Matthew Shilvock ; produced by San Francisco Opera, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/060/000000000011060581.gif
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Opera in two acts
  • Bonus materials: interviews with artists and creative team (29 min.)
Bar code
31223122590558
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Act I. Introduction ; Summertime ; A woman is a sometime thing ; Here come de honey man ; Oh little stars ; Gone, gone, gone ; Overflow ; My man's gone now ; Leavin' for the promise' lan' ; It take a long pull to get there ; I got plenty o' nuttin' ; Buzzard song ; Bess, you is my woman ; Oh, I can't sit down ; I ain't got no shame ; It ain't necessarily so ; What you want wid Bess? -- Act II. Introduction ; Oh, doctor Jesus ; Strawberry woman and crab man ; I loves you, Porgy ; Oh, hev'nly father ; Oh, de lawd shake de heavens ; Oh, dere's somebody knockin' ; A red headed woman ; Clara, Clara ; There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York ; Good mornin', sistuh! ; Oh, Bess, oh, where's my Bess? ; Oh, lawd, I'm on my way ; Bows and credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (197 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880242596383
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
2059638
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)894313455
System details
DVD, region 0, NTSC, widescreen; PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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