She really is culturing me, as I spotted the advert for this production and promptly booked the tickets. The London Coliseum, St Martins Lane is spectacular with its regal feel. The venue offers you the experience of a setting sometime long ago. Gershwins Porgy and Bess is delivered by the Cape Town Opera in an impressive performance. This being my first opera meant I really didn’t know what to expect. The story of Porgy and Bess unfurls into the search for hope and happiness, amidst poverty and hardship, culminating as a poignant tale of love and deprivation. My girlfriend shed a tear as the emotion of the performance pulls you deeply in. The performace wasn’t without flaws, as a small number of characters, struggled to project their voices into the magnificence that is the London Colesium. Thumbs up, bravo and all of that stuff!