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Chautauqua Opera Company: Candide

Friday, July 27, 2018
04:00pm

Location Norton Hall

Event ticket required ($15-$52). Youth tickets are available for this production for $10 each, by calling 716.357.6250 or visiting one of the ticketing locations at Chautauqua.

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Music :: Leonard Bernstein
Libretto :: Hugh Wheeler

Friday, July 27 & Monday, July 30

Performed in English with English supertitles
World premiere: Martin Beck Theater, New York City, 1956

The naive young hero, Candide, is plagued by an endless series of bizarre comedic disasters on his globe-spanning search for the true meaning of life. Based on the sharply satirical story of innocence lost by Voltaire, Leonard Bernstein’s darkly funny operetta receives its company debut, joining the centennial celebration of the composer’s birth. With a delightfully tuneful score, including highlights such as “Glitter and be Gay” and “Make our Garden Grow,” Candide truly offers audiences “the best of all possible worlds.”

 Creative & Production

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Jay Lesenger
Stage Director

 

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Steven Osgood
Conductor

 

Ron Kadri
Set Designer 

Michael Baumgarten
Lighting and Video Designer 

Theresa Pierce
Properties Designer 

B.G. FitzGerald
Costume Designer 

Martha Ruskai
Wig & Makeup Designer

 

 

Cast

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Robert Orth
Narrator/Voltaire/Pangloss

 

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Leann Sandel-Pantaleo
The Old Lady

 

John Riesen

John Riesen
Candide

 

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Rebekah Howell
Cunegonde

 

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Rachael Braunstein
Paquette

 

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Leroy Y. Davis
Maximillian

 

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