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CANDIDE

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Nov
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Comic operetta in two acts
A libretto by Hugh Wheeler according to Voltaire, lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman and Leonard Bernstein.
Duration: 2h30
Incl. 1 intermission
CHF: 30.00 – 180.00
14
Nov 2022
Sunday
13
November 2022
17:00
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Wednesday
16
November 2022
19:00
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Friday
18
November 2022
20:00
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Sunday
20
November 2022
15:00
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Voltaire in Manhattan

New York! The Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Broadway… Broadway: the only route that stretches from the south to the north of the island and that does not respect the grid plan established in 1881, home to all parades… and all theatres! Although he is not strictly speaking a pure product of Broadway, Leonard Bernstein has nonetheless become a legend thanks to the success of his musicals. Candide was created in 1956, a year before the iconic West Side Story. Inspired by Voltaire’s philosophical tale of the same name, this generous work is a joyful blend of jazz, operetta, musical comedy, gospel and even dodecaphony, giving America the uninhibited and exuberant face we love. With its emblematic overture and its arias, many of which have become “hits” – starting with Cunégonde’s Glitter and be gay, a favourite acrobatic terrain for coloraturas, everything is in place for the most exhilarating of evenings… before returning home to “tend one’s garden”.

Gavriel Heine
Conductor
Vincent Boussard
Director
Christian Lacroix
Costumes
Miles Mykkanen
Candide

First performed at the Martin Beck Theatre, New York, 1 December 1956

Boosey & Hawkes Editions, represented by Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag AG, Zürich

Scottish Opera Version, 1989 (revised 1993), adapted by John Mauceri, Jonathan Miller and John Wells. Orchestration by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay; musical continuity and additional orchestration by John Mauceri, concert version narration by Leonard Bernstein and John Wells, adapted from Voltaire’s satire and Hugh Wheeler’s libretto; edited and completed by Erik Haagensen

Candide
Miles Mykkanen
Pangloss, Martin, Cacambo
Franco Pomponi
Cunégonde
Marie Lys
Old Lady
Anna Steiger
Paquette
Béatrice Nani
Governor, 1st Señor, Vanderdendur, Crook, Sultan Achmet
Stuart Patterson
Maximilian, Inquisitor 2, Judge 2, Captain, Herman Augustus, 2nd Señor
Joël Terrin
Inquisitor 1, Judge 1, Ragotsky, Charles Edwards
Bastien Combe
Inquisitor 3, Judge 3, Tsar Ivan
Raphaël Hardmeyer
Stanislaus
Hoël Troadec
Narrator
Mike Winter
Conductor
Gavriel Heine
Director
Vincent Boussard
Set Design
Vincent Lemaire
Costumes
Christian Lacroix
Lighting
Nicolas Gilli
Videography
Isabel Robson
Choregrapher
Helge Letonja
Director's Assistant
Gediminas Šeduikis
Set design Assistant
Robert Schwaighofer

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