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Porgy and Bess at La Scala

Bethany Taylor / 1st November 2016 / Journal

Alan Gilbert makes his return to the Teatro alla Scala on November 13, when he helps premiere a new semi-staged production of Porgy and Bess by stage director Philipp Harnoncourt.

Starring bass Morris Robinson and soprano Kristin Lewis in the title roles, with original video design by Max Kaufmann and Eva Grün, this marks the first time that the original version of Gershwin’s score will be presented at the Milan house in its entirety. Alan made his debut with the Filarmonica della Scala last fall, leading Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” and Bartok’s one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle.

Photos: © Chris Lee

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