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October 23, 2020
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October 23, 2020
The Woodland West Side
This Fall Maplewood Division of Arts & Culture will present three of Classics of the operatic repertoire FREE to our residents. Opera lovers, who are missing live performances for the 20/21 season, may enjoy specially-curated digital-stream performances free with advanced registration, at The Woodland West Side Yard.
October 23rd, 7:00PM Porgy and Bess
Set in 1920s South Carolina, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is a thought provoking, gritty and spirited ‘folk opera’.
When Bess is abandoned by her lover, the only person who shows her kindness is the crippled beggar Porgy. They commit to a new life together, but the destructive forces of her violent ex-lover Crown and her drug dealer Sportin’ Life work against Bess to pull the pair apart.
Composer George Gershwin, who also composed Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, infuses a wonderful operatic score with jazz, gospel and blues influence, lush orchestral underscoring and big spiritual chorus numbers. The opera also contains many songs which have become popular jazz and blues covers, including the well-known ‘Summertime’, ‘A Woman Is a Sometime Thing’, ‘I Got Plenty O Nuttin’ and ‘I loves you, Porgy’.
Outdoor Location: West side yard at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road
Weather Location: The Woodland Great Hall
Admission: Free with advanced registration through Rec Desk https://maplewood.recdesk.com/Community/Program (Under General)
Registration Questions: 973-763-4202
Time: 7:00pm (Each opera to run approximately 3 hours)
This event while free, will be exclusively through advanced registration. All seating will be through assigned tables by household. Cocktail tables will seat up to 4 members from a household. Physical distancing measures and Social Distancing Ushers will be in place to maintain safety measures as set forth from the Maplewood Health Division and will be updated as necessary as the situation evolves. Attendees may bring their own beverage and snacks for their table/household – no sharing between tables for safety measures.
For more information please visit http://www.maplewoodartsandculture.org/ or email email@example.com