28 Aug 2011

A Classic That Still Vexes as It Pleases


By Zachary Woolfe [NY Times, 28 August 2011]

LENOX, Mass. — On Friday evening a hurricane raged toward the Atlantic coast. At the same time one roared onstage here at the Tanglewood Festival, threatening the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, the South Carolina ghetto that is the setting of George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess.”