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Porgy and Bess: An American Voice

is the companion website for a documentary tracing the history of Gershwin's opera from DuBose Heyward's novel, "Porgy," in 1924 to the opera's premiere in 1935 and subsequent productions. Behind the Scenes, Meet the Artists, and A Look at the Work are among the features. (University of Michigan and WNET, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Todd Duncan is Porgy and Anne Brown is Bess in the original 1935 production.

The original 1935 production

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