The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago on November 17–December 20 (Up to 72% Off)

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Gershwin’s folk opera about the love between a disabled beggar and a misunderstood young woman weaves jazzy hits into the riveting plot

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The Deal

  • One ticket to see the Lyric Opera of Chicago perform The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • When: select dates, November 17–December 20
  • Where: Civic Opera House
  • Door time: varies
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ famed American opera, filled with recognizable characters, comes to life though the tale of a murder, a hurricane, and an impoverished seaside community. Familiar songs weave the themes of love and redemption through its storied plot lines. It’s the early 1930s, and Porgy, a disabled beggar, is the only resident of Catfish Row—an African-American community in Charleston, South Carolina—that will stand up for Bess. Her possessive and violent lover, Crown, killed a resident and fled, leaving the young, misunderstood Bess guilty by association. As the community grieves and time passes, her bond with Porgy grows despite the return of Crown and the disapproval of the other residents.

Since it debuted in 1935, the opera has become just as well known for its music as its story lines. Based on DuBose Heyward’s novel, Porgy, the Gershwins’ stage production infuses the tale with jazz-drenched numbers, including the famous and oft-covered “Summertime” as well as “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin.’”

Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • Founded: 1954
  • Home: Civic Opera House, a masterpiece of art deco and art nouveau design opened in 1929
  • Mission: to engage audiences with classic operas, lesser-known gems, and new works
  • Famous performers: Pavarotti, Maria Callas, dancer Rudolf Nureyev, Plácido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, and Renée Fleming have all graced the stage

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    20 N Wacker Dr.

    Chicago, IL 60606

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