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If there is one disappointment about the South Florida Symphony’s ambitious staging of Porgy and Bess it is that there aren’t more opportunities to see the production. The Wilton Manors-based symphony scheduled only three performances and the third Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where a grand gala will close the run.
You know The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Kravis Center is opera because you can’t understand a third of the lyrics even in English; you know it’s glorious opera because the swelling music and soaring voices make specific words unnecessary. This heart-stopping production reaffirms the genius of the Gershwin brothers and the 21st Century talents who reshaped it.
Sometimes it seems George Gershwin isn’t gone at all. Even now, Broadway is blessed with the revival of Porgy and Bess and the new Nice Work If You Can Get It. In regional theater, hardly a month goes by without …