Saturday, February 23, 2019

John Malveaux: Hire All-Black Chorus for...“Porgy And Bess”

Eric Owens and Angel Blue

John Malveaux of 

Amazing Metropolitan Opera casting of Porgy & Bess

Good Black News

Feb. 21, 2019

by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson)

According to, The Metropolitan Opera in New York plans to hire an all-Black outside chorus for its first presentation in nearly thirty years of ”Porgy and Bess,” which opens the Met’s season on September 23.


Performers Eric Owens and Angel Blue (pictured above) head the opening-night cast, which will be conducted by David Robertson and includes Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore, Golda Schultz and Ryan Speedo Green.

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