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Candide

The glass is always half-full for Candide in this story of ultimate optimism! Travel the globe with our unlikely hero, as he confronts doom, death and destruction at every turn.  And yet Candide finds a happy ending to make his garden grow in this “best of all possible worlds”!

CANDIDE

Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics: Richard Wilbur, Lillian Hellman, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Dorothy Parker, and John Latouche
Features The Best of All Possible Worlds, Glitter and Be Gay, Make Our Garden Grow
Premiere: New York, December 1, 1956

PERFORMANCE DATES

Richard E. Rauh Theater, The Hillman Center for Performing Arts
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

All performances sung in English.
 

CAST

Candide: Daniel Teadt
Voltaire/Pangloss: William Clarence Marshall
Cunegonde: Abigail Dueppen
Paquette: Emily Sanchez
Maximilian: Joseph Gaines
Old Woman: Andrey Nemzer
Governor: Raymond Very
Baroness/Penitent/Houri: Katherine Brandt
Baron/Grand Inquisitor/Archbishop: James Critchfield 

Opera Theater SummerFest Orchestra and Chorus

PRODUCTION TEAM

Conductor:   Brent McMunn
Stage Director:   Scott Wise
Set Designer:   Joseph Gourley
Lighting Designer:   Christopher Popowich [C&C Lighting]
Costume Designer:   Kenneth Chu

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Photos by Patti Brahim
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