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        Porgy and Bess: The San Francisco Opera

        See how composer George Gershwin successfully combined classical music, popular song, jazz, and blues, in this 2009 San Francisco Opera production of his American "folk opera." Based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, Porgy and Bess opened in 1935, on Broadway, with an entirely African-American cast. It tells the turbulent story of a crippled beggar and the headstrong woman he loves, and features some of Gershwin’s most recognizable melodies, such as “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”

        Welcome to Catfish Row | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 1

        In Chapter 1 meet the downtrodden yet cheerful inhabitants of Catfish Row.

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        Gambling With Life | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 2

        In Chapter 2 meet the disabled beggar Porgy, and the woman he admires, Bess.

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        The Wake | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 3

        In Chapter 3 Serena encounters a cruel detective at Robbins' funeral.

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        Porgy's New Outlook | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 4

        In Chapter 4 Porgy sings about his outlook on life, and some of the Catfish Row inhabitants prepare to go to work in dangerous conditions.

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        A Bad Omen | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 5

        In Chapter 5 a lawyer offers to divorce Bess from Crown, but she also has to contend with unwanted advances from Sportin' Life.

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        Porgy Confesses His Love | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 6

        In Chapter 6 Porgy and Bess profess their love for one another, but Bess is invited to a picnic that Porgy cannot attend.

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        The Picnic | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 7

        In Chapter 7, while everyone is having fun on Kittiwah Island, Bess is accosted by Crown.

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        Bess' Fever | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 8

        In Chapter 8 Bess is sick with a fever following her encounter on Kittiwah Island.

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        A Storm is Coming | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 9

        In Chapter 9 the Catfish Row residents seek shelter from the storm.

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        Lost in the Flood | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 10

        In Chapter 10 the raging storm claims victims, devastating the community.

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        Another Deadly Fight | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 11

        In Chapter 11 Porgy finally has his revenge on Crown and faces trouble with the law.

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        Porgy's Return | Porgy and Bess: Chapter 12

        In Chapter 12 Porgy returns triumphant to Catfish Row but he sees that Bess is missing, and bad news awaits him.

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