Bernstein's Candide 

July 19 - August 21, 2015

Funny, fast-moving and philosophical, Bernstein's take on Voltaire's satirical novella includes such classic tunes as "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Glitter and Be Gay."

“Leonard Bernstein was one of the most gifted and erudite musicians of our time, and his love of literature and wry comedy are exuberantly combined in Candide,” conductor Joseph Colaneri said. “I am always touched by the life-affirming themes and lessons of this effervescent and witty score that ring true from Voltaire’s 18th century right down to the present day.”

The production will be presented in English with projected English text.

This production is generously sponsored by Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard. 

Candide is a co-production with Opéra National de Bordeaux and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. 

Photos: Karli Cadel and Dory Schultz.


sunday 19m
saturday 25
thursday 30

m = matinee


saturday 01m
monday 03m
thursday 06
saturday 08m
tuesday 11m
saturday 15
friday 21 


This musical will be broadcast on November 21 on New York City’s classical music station 105.9 WQXR, at, and distributed nationally by the WFMT Radio Network.

Video by Jacob McAuliffe



Conductor Joseph Colaneri
Director Francesca Zambello
Choreographer Eric Sean Fogel
Sets James Noone
Costumes Jennifer Moeller 
Lighting Mark McCullough 
Hair & Makeup Anne Ford-Coates

Cunegonde Kathryn Lewek
The Old Lady Marietta Simpson
Baroness/Vanderdendur Cynthia Cook*
Candide Andrew Stenson
Martin/James Matthew Scollin*
Maximilian Christian Bowers*
Pangloss/Voltaire David Garrison
Paquette Kristen Choi*
Cacambo Andrew Maughan*
Grand Inquisitor/Governor Brad Raymond*
Baron Marco Cammarota*
Inquisitor Brian Vu*
Inquisitor Anthony Schneider*

Singer/Dancer Amanda Compton*
Singer/Dancer Olivia Nicole Barbieri*
Singer/Dancer Katie Henly*
Singer/Dancer Andrew Harper*
Singer/Dancer Cole Francum*
Singer/Dancer Giovanni Da Silva*

Woman Aleksandra Romano*
Woman Claudia Chapa*
Woman Corrie Stallings*
Woman Jeni Houser*
Woman Kristen Choi*
Woman Maren Weinberger*
Woman Raquel Gonzalez*
Man Andrew Maughan*
Man Anthony Schneider*
Man Ben Edquist*
Man Brian Vu*
Man Brian Wallin*
Man Marco Cammarota*
Man Nicholas Nestorak*

*Young Artist