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