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The traditional American folk opera could be none other than the classic portrayal of American life. Porgy and Bess is one such opera performed in 1935 and was based on the works of DuBose Heyward’s novel Porgy. The idea of performing it as an opera was first came into the mind of George Gershwin at New York. The cast comprised of classic trained American-African singers which was a striking choice in those times. Eva Jessye was chosen as the choral director thus making the opera worth remembering.

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For almost four decades, the opera was not appreciated and acknowledged as the legitimate work in US when Houston Grand Opera appreciated Gershwin’s production as a piece of artistic endeavor. The Metropolitan Opera performed the work after nine years. After going through so many hard times, the opera is now performed and appreciated internationally. Although it is hard to put an end to the criticism, the opera had long being stated as the racist representation of African Americans. The opera is the portrayal of a black beggar from the slumps who urges to retrieve Bess from the clutches of a drug dealer. With the bleak image presented in a bold manner, Porgy and Bess has attracted the public from far and wide. US Postal Service recognized the cultural significance of the opera and thus commemorated it by issuing 29 cent postal stamp in 1993. Porgy and Bess are now being staged in the west end of US. Get Porgy and Bess Seattle tickets now and see the history of great African Americans from an eye worth appreciating.

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