vibrant with music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of Catfish Row

Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess to air as Met Opera Live-in-HD at Strand

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    ROCKLAND — The 2019 - 2020 Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre continues Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m., with a simulcast of Porgy and Bess, a new Met production. An encore broadcast will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m.

    The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

    Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a black neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 20th century. The setting is vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. 

    Porgy and Bess premiered at the Alvin Theatre, New York, in 1935, and is considered the most ambitious work by one of the nation’s greatest musical talents, according to Strand, in a news release.               

    Estimated Run Time: 3 hours 15 min, with one intermission.

    Tickets: $27/Adults, $15/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID; available at or (207) 594-0070. 

    Encore show tickets available day-of-show: $23/Adults; $20/Strand members; $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID.

    For more information visit Tel: (207) 594-0070 Email:

    The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street in Rockland.

    Event Date: 

    Sat, 02/01/2020 - 1:00pm
    Tue, 02/11/2020 - 1:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Strand Theatre


    345 Main Street
    Rockland  Maine  
    United States