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The Gershwins'® Porgy And Bess℠

The Gershwins'® Porgy And Bess℠

Presented by Seattle Opera

Event Details

  • Aug 11 - 25 , 2018
  • Lobby - 2.5 hours prior to show time
  • $25 - $335
  • Seattle Opera's Box Office:
    206-389-7676

    Purchase tickets as part of a season subscription here.

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.

By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

The great American opera boasts some of the best songs ever written—including “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin',” “I Loves You, Porgy,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” alongside rhapsodic orchestral music and superb choral writing. Dozens of characters experience a gamut of emotions in this slice of life story set in Heywards’ fictional Catfish Row. Boldly combining action, humor, romance, struggle, and celebration, the Gershwins’ vibrant, one-of-a-kind masterpiece will inspire you to “rise up singing.”

“An overall theatrical and musical success, [Glimmerglass’s 2017] Porgy and Bess proves one more time that Gershwin’s opus remains America’s most important 20th-century opera.”- Bachtrack.com

In English with English Subtitles

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes, with 1 intermission

Event Showings


Views expressed during events held at McCaw Hall facilities do not constitute endorsement by McCaw Hall or the City of Seattle.

Event Details

  • Aug 11 - 25 , 2018
  • Lobby - 2.5 hours prior to show time
  • $25 - $335
  • Seattle Opera's Box Office:
    206-389-7676

    Purchase tickets as part of a season subscription here.

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.