DESIREE COOPER: It’s time to give ‘Porgy and Bess’ another look

gershwin.jpgBY DESIREE COOPER [Detroit Free Press, 17 October 2006]
In 1998, I went to my first production of “Porgy and Bess.”
I felt almost ashamed that I’d never seen one of the most significant American operas before, especially since it was about African Americans. The opera’s opening song, “Summertime,” almost seems like part of my DNA.