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Sum­mer­time is here again - as a new Porgy and Bess ar­rives at the Lon­don Coli­seum on 11 Oc­to­ber. Staged by the English Na­tional Opera for the first time, pre­pare to see a big pro­duc­tion – from a neo-real­is­tic set, evok­ing 1920’s South Carolina to award-win­ning leads. Watch out for the young tenor, Fred­er­ick Ballentine, who sings the iconic It Ain’t Nec­es­sar­ily So, whereas ex-banker, now lyric so­prano, Na­dine Ben­jamin takes on the Sum­mer­time lul­laby chal­lenge. Porgy and Bess is on from 11 Oc­to­ber to 17 Novem­ber 2018, Lon­don Coli­seum, St Martin’s Lane, Lon­don, WC2N 4ES, 020 7845 9300 eno.org

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