Porgy and Bess

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George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward's operatic adaptation of Heyward's play Porgy follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina, including the crippled Porgy, his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown, and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin' Life.
  • Music: George Gershwin
  • Lyrics: Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward
  • Libretto: DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward