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Porgy and Bess: The Met Opera Live in HD

  • 1 Feb 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Century San Francisco Centre 9 and XD in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, 845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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  • $27 Adult ticket price
    $ 2 Convenience Fee

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Join MAX for The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theater broadcast of the George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess.   The opera will be simulcast to the Century Theatre in in the Westfield San Francisco Centre on Saturday, February 1st, starting at 9:55 AM.

Porgy and Bess is an English-language opera filled with an embarrassment of rich melodies from the American songbook.  The songs just roll out one after another as this tragic love triangle plays out in the Catfish Row section of Charleston.  The story follows the attempts of a crippled street beggar to rescue Bess from Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and from Sportin' Life, her Happy Dust dealer.

Among the songs included in Porgy and Bess are:

  • Summertime
  • A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
  • My Man's Gone Now
  • I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
  • Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  • Oh, I Can't Sit Down!
  • It Ain't Necessarily So
  • I Loves You, Porgy
  • A Red Headed Woman

The theatre is readily accessible from BART.  You can enter the Westfield Center directly from the Powell Street BART station.

We'll meet in the lobby of the Century Theatre on the 5th floor of the Westfield Centre by 9:30 AM to give everyone time to get any refreshments and get settled before show begins at 9:55 AM.  The opera runs three hours and twenty-five minutes.

After the opera, those interested can join us at The Rotunda restaurant in the nearby Neiman Marcus for a 1:45pm lunch (deposit required).  The Rotunda is a short 10-minute walk from the theatre.

For dues-paying members and their guests, we have reserved a block of 6 tickets midway back and left of center in the theatre.  The seats are F14 - F17 and G14 - G15.  You may view the seating chart for this theatre auditorium here.

The cost for the pre-purchased tickets to watch the opera is $29.  To cancel your theatre ticket, email event co-champion Paul Munro at paul.munro@maxsf.org with Porgy and Bess in the subject line.  Registration deadline Thursday, January 30th.   Sorry, no refunds after Thursday, January 30th.

Dues-paying members who are logged into this website may click REGISTER on the left to register for these pre-purchased tickets.

For everyone who is not a dues-paying member of MAX SF, buy your ticket here or use the ticketing app of your choice.  Then please RSVP on Meetup here to let us know you're joining us for this performance!

The lunch at The Rotunda is open to everyone; however, an advance $30 deposit is required to reserve a space for this lunch.  Read the details, RSVP, and pay your deposit for the post-opera lunch here.

For any questions, email the event co-champions Michael Meehan at michaeljmeehan999@gmail.com or Paul Munro at paul.munro@maxsf.org with Porgy and Bess in the subject line.

Dues-paying members of MAX SF, click REGISTER on the left to pay and reserve your theatre ticket today!

For MAX events that feature alcohol, we strongly encourage you to take public transportation, a cab/Uber/Lyft, walk, or have a designated driver.

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