Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll – Porgy and Best!
What better way to spend an evening than with a story steeped in drugs, sex and music. No – not some Ice-t rap ‘masterpiece’ – we’re talking in the company of Cape Town Opera. We were hugely grateful to be allowed to pop in to the dress rehearsal earlier in the week – schedule clashes ruled out opening night sadly – and we stayed and and stayed.
Excellent. Go and see it – we enjoyed both Porgys – they took turns, both wonderful and all the Besses – just as good! You’re in for a treat. You’ll get to hear the original home of ‘Summertime’ , ‘I Got Plenty of Nuttin’, ‘I loves you Porgy’ and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’. You’ll be singing along in this atmospheric blast.
Gershwin at his best – a clear foretaste of Bernstein. You can almost hear the Jets. Amazing to think that though written in 1935, it was only taken seriously in 1976! Don’t you just love the ENO. Looking forward to Julietta!