Willard White

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    Porgy and Bess, Act 3 Scene 1: "Summertime … Bess, Bess, you got a man now" (Bess, Porgy)Willard White
    Porgy and Bess, Act 2 Scene 1: "Honey, we sure goin' strut our stuff today! … Bess, you is my woman now" (Jake, Porgy, Bess)Willard White
    Porgy and Bess, Act III, Scene 2: Oh, Lawd, what I goin' do?....Oh, Gawd! They goin' make him look on Crown's face!Willard White
    "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'"Willard White
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        After training in the United States and beginning his career there, Jamaican bass baritone Willard White moved to the United Kingdom, rapidly assuming a leading position among the singers of his time. His burly, well-knit voice -- powerful and commanding -- has been heard in an extraordinary range of roles for both bass and bass baritone. The leading Porgy of his time (having recorded the role twice and having been at the center of the Glyndebourne Festival's landmark production... Read more

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