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(Gershwin: Porgy and Bess). Sop. Girlfriend of Crown, who deserts her. She is given a home by the crippled Porgy. She visits the widowed Serena, whose husband Crown has killed. Bess gradually falls in love with Porgy, but Crown tries to win her back. In a fight with Porgy he is killed. While Porgy is being questioned by police, Bess leaves for New York. Aria: I loves you, Porgy. Created (1935) by Anne Brown.

Subjects: Opera.

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