The Felix E. Cochren Porgy and Bess Set at Morgan State University

The Morgan State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts OPERA at MORGAN is proud to be the new owner of the Felix E. Cochren Porgy and Bess set which was designed for the 2000-2001 Co-Production of Opera Company of Philadelphia and Indianapolis Opera. Built at the Opera Company of Philadelphia Production Center in July & August of 2000 by the members of the IATSE Local 8, this Production has been the"Catfish Row home" for many world-class African-American artists thoughout the country. This beautiful American classic set design is a favorite of some of the nation's most distinguished opera companies.  

The production was purchased for the commemoration of the 10th -Year Celebration of the new Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and premiered on March 29 -April 1, 2012 in the Gilliam Concert Hall. 


Catfish Row

 Serena's Room

Kittiwah Island