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A naive young man believes that 'all is for the best' even when confronted by evil. Originally performed in 1956, additional songs added in 1974. Candide explores a world that is dominated by violence, greed, war, hatred and a series of catastrophic events seemingly unmitigated by goodness, truth, beauty or God. Concert PerformancePerformers Andrew Staples (Candide), Kiera Duffy (Cunegonde), Kim Criswell (Old Lady), Jeremy Huw Williams (Pangloss/Martin), David Robinson (Governer/Vanderdendur/Ragotski), Marcus Deloach (Maximilan/Captain), Kristy Swift (Paquette), Jeffrey Tucker (Bear Keeper/Inquisitor/Tzar Ivan), Ross Benoliel (Cosmetic Merchant/Inquisitor/Charles Edward), Jason Switzer (Doctor/King Stanislaus), Michael Scarcelle (Junkman/Inquisitor/Hermann Augustus/Croupier), Peter Tantsits (Alchemist/Inquisitor/Sultan Achmet/Crook).
Book by Voltaire. Music Leonard Bernstein. Adapted by Hugh Wheeler. Lyrics Richard Wilbur. Lyrics Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics John Latouche. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kristjan Jarvi.
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