The Fort Worth Opera Festival Presents Porgy and Bess

“Porgy and Bess” has captivated audiences across the globe for over 80 years. Internationally renowned opera director Francesca Zambello’s acclaimed revival comes to Fort Worth, with spectacular new scenery created by British set designer Peter J. Davison.

Based upon DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel Porgy, the opera follows the impoverished residents of the neighborhood of Catfish Row on the shores of Charleston, South Carolina. This tragic love story, featuring iconic arias like “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing,” centers on a disabled beggar named Porgy and his efforts to save the troubled Bess from a life of shame, addiction, and ruin.

The audacious work, with its masterful blend of opera, jazz, blues, spirituals, ragtime, and folk, will be presented in English, in its original version with restored orchestrations. Our mission at Fort Worth Opera is to educate, entertain, and expand the horizons of current and future audiences and artists through variety and artistic integrity. That’s why we encourage you to join us at Bass Performance Hall to see “Porgy and Bess” on Sunday, April 28th!

Ticket prices may vary and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 817-731-0726. We look forward to seeing you there!

Although we provide the utmost luxury at Oxford at Lake Worth Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, April 28, 2019—2:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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