Morris Robinson breaks stereotypes in the Atlanta Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’

“When I started out — being a big black guy from the South — people wanted to see me sing ‘Old Man River’ and be cast as Porgy,” says Atlanta-born opera singer Morris Robinson. “I wanted to dissolve that mentality.”

After a couple of successful decades, he’s helped erase some of the racial stereotypes. Robinson will perform the title role in the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess with The Atlanta Opera (opening March 7), a role he steadfastly refused for much of his career. 

Read the full story in ArtsATL.

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