Candide

Timing is Everything

Is Candide the best of all possible ways to launch our 62nd season? Absolutely. The score bristles with spectacular music, including justly famous overture, the soprano showpiece “Glitter and Be Gay” and the soaring finale, “Make Our Garden Grow.” Soprano Brenda Rae and tenor Alek Shrader return as Cunegonde and Candide, respectively, and are joined by Kevin Burdette doing quadruple duty as Voltaire, Pangloss, Martin, and Cacambo.

The optimistic Candide and his fiancée Cunegonde have been taught that “Everything’s for the best in this best of all possible worlds,” but their voyage through life soon begins to suggest otherwise, with separation, volcanic eruptions, deadly earthquakes, the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck, prostitution, poverty, and warfare among their obstacles. Finally re-united, they come to realize that “Life is neither good nor bad. Life is life, and all we know.”


Season

2018

Music By

Leonard Bernstein

Book By

Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire

Words By

Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein | Scottish Opera Version

Sung In

English

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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"If we must cultivate our garden, it is because all is not lost, we can still hope for a harvest."

André Morize [“The ‘Moment’ of Candide”]

Artists

Brenda Rae
Brenda Rae

Cunegonde

Alek Shrader
Alek Shrader

Candide

Kevin Burdette
Kevin Burdette

Voltaire, Pangloss, Martin & Cacambo

Helene Schneiderman
Helene Schneiderman

Old Lady

Jarrett Ott
Jarrett Ott

Maximilian & Captain

Richard Troxell
Richard Troxell

Governor, Vanderdendur & Ragotski

Laurent Pelly
Laurent Pelly

Director & Costume Designer

Harry Bicket
Harry Bicket

Conductor

Chantal Thomas
Chantal Thomas

Scenic Design

Duane Schuler
Duane Schuler

Lighting Design

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