In Charleston, the struggling occupants of Catfish Row live a life of hard work and tough times, yearning for a better life and great love. Get to know Porgy, Bess, Crown, Sportin’ Life and Serena–the amazing character in this quintessential American opera. Composed by the forever-young George Gershwin, Porgy & Bess features Opera’s most famous lullaby, “summertime.”