Porgy and Bess

Michael Billington [Guardian, 10 November 2006]
Opera or musical? A piece of low-life realism or racial condescension? Arguments have raged about George and Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess; but, if Trevor Nunn’s lovingly detailed revival proves anything, it is that the work itself is an intriguing period-piece rather than a timeless classic.