San Francisco Opera: Show Boat
1 Jun 2015
Other participants: Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Angela Renée Simpson, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, John DeMain
Heidi Stober, Magnolia Hawks; Michael Todd Simpson, Gaylord Ravenal; Bill Irwin, Cap’n Andy Hawks; Patricia Racette, Julie La Verne; Angela Renée Simpson, Queenie; and many more
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Hammerstein and Kern’s Show Boat is a true classic of American musical theater - a tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. "A triumph—a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long" (Chicago Classical Review) The exuberant production from the San Francisco Opera features songbook classics such as “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man”. DVD and BD come in a luxury slipcase, with extensive bonus material.
Show Boat: Music by Jerome Kern, Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferbe