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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - Alfred Walker (vocals); Angel Blue (vocals); Arthur Woodley (vocals); Bob Mittelstadt (vocals); Chanae Curtis (vocals);...
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George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, here attributed to "The Gershwins," although Ira Gershwin was only one of the contributors to the libretto, can run aground if its relationship between grand opera and the vernacular song is mishandled. After all, the work contains many numbers that have been recorded as popular song, but Porgy and Bess is definitively not a musical, and singers who keep that in mind transcend the aspect of racial stereotyping that can make parts of the opera feel uncomfortable from a modern perspective. ...

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess 2020, Metropolitan Opera

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