English National Opera - Porgy and Bess Reviews
7 July 2020
Eric Greene (Porgy), Nicole Cabell (Bess)
General scene
Nozuko Teto (Strawberry Woman)
Frederick Ballentine (Sportin' Life), Tichina Vaughn (Maria)
Eric Greene (Porgy), Nicole Cabell (Bess)

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Porgy and Bess

English National Opera

No. of reviews: 10

Del gheto al cielo con los maestros cantores de Charleston
15 Nov 18 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
A vital and sweeping ‘Porgy and Bess’ debuts in London
29 Oct 18 / New York Times
ENO’s production restores the majestic brilliance of the full score
21 Oct 18 / The Reviews Hub
Full of good things
15 Oct 18 / Planet Hugill
Fine ENO cast but as Catfish Row comes to the Coliseum perhaps Porgy and Bess is too ‘traditional’
15 Oct 18 / Seen and Heard
With John Wilson, Gershwin's music is the winner at ENO's Porgy and Bess
13 Oct 18 / Bachtrack
You can almost hear the heat
13 Oct 18 / The Guardian
Some first-night caution aside, this will shape up to be one of the company’s signature productions
13 Oct 18 / Classical Source
The chorus are like the best gospel choir you’ve ever heard
13 Oct 18 / The Times
Knock-out choruses but a hollow core
13 Oct 18 / Telegraph
Production details
Moagi, Jackson, Madlala, Mills, Greene, Cabell, Ballentine, Ford, Williams-Ali, Moore/Rand/Rand, Benjamin, Singletary, Teto, Vaughn, Lewis, Mjandana, Williams-Ali, Mxinwa
(c) Wilson (d) Robinson
Performance dates
11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 October, 3(m), 8, 10, 14, 17(m) November 2018
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