George Gershwin’s opera returns to Munich this summer. The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess by the New York Harlem Theatre is set to tour Germany (Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich). You can hear “Summertime”, “It Ain ́t Necessarily So” and “I Got Plenty O ́ Nuttin’” live at the Deutsches Theater from Tuesday, August 2 until Sunday, August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale and you can buy yours from Muenchenticket.de for prices starting from €34.70 to €85.60 per ticket plus fee.
Porgy and Bess is an English-language opera composed in 1934 by George Gershwin, with a libretto written by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin from Heyward's novel Porgy and later play of the same title. Porgy and Bess was first performed in New York City in 1935. The opera/musical will be sung in English language with German subtitles. Porgy and Bess contains many songs that have become popular in their own right, becoming standards in jazz and blues in addition to their original operatic setting. Some of the more celebrated renditions of these songs include Sarah Vaughan's "It Ain't Necessarily So" and the versions of "Summertime" recorded by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.