Hungarian singers declare ‘we are African-American’main
Fifteen singers of the Hungarian State Opera have declared themselves in writing to be African-Americans in order to appear in Porgy and Bess, according to the opera’s director Szilveszter Okovacs.
The Gershwin estate requires Porgy casts to be of African ethnicity.
In order to get around the condition, 15 out of 28 performers have signed a paper stating that ‘African-American descent and consciousness are an inseparable part’ of their identity.
Only a matter of time before ex-Pres Obama declares himself to be Hungarian-American.