This January 27, 2018 file photo shows Hungarian performers Artur Kalid (left) and Aniko Bakonyi during a rehearsal of George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: AP

Mostly white cast of Hungarian State Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ production told to self-identify as African-American

  • Show fell foul of George and Ira Gershwin’s estates, which say only black performers may appear in the folk opera
  • Fifteen of 28 cast members sign statement declaring that ‘African-American origin and identity is an inseparable part of my identity’
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This January 27, 2018 file photo shows Hungarian performers Artur Kalid (left) and Aniko Bakonyi during a rehearsal of George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: AP
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