From Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
Soprano sings a lullaby to her baby in Gershwin opera
From The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart
Conceived as an American folk opera, it is considered racist by some
Libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Dorothy Heyward. Based on Heyward's novel Porgy.
(1935) The original cast contained classically trained black singers rather than white singers in blackface (as was widely accepted at the time), and so marked an important step forward for black actors in American theater.
1959 - inducted in 2000; peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100
Located 600kms northwest of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. As of December 2006 proven and probable reserves totalled 85.1 Mtons