Leonard Bernstein's Candide - An Outdoor Opera Event

Leonard Bernstein's brilliant comic operetta comes to Banff Centre for one night only in the Shaw Amphitheatre. An outdoor opera event for the whole family!

Leonard Bernstein's Candide in the Shaw Amphitheatre. An outdoor opera event for the whole family!

Leonard Bernstein's brilliant comic operetta Candide comes to Banff Centre for one night only in the outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre!

Based on the classic Voltaire tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons.  The impeccable score includes sing along songs such as "Life Is Happiness Indeed," "It Must Be So," "You Were Dead, You Know" and "Make Our Garden Grow.”

This year we celebrate Leonard Bernstein by presenting his catchy tunes and the show's clever lyrics with beautiful young voices, incredible characters and a witty response to Voltaire's cynical (or, rather, realistic) philosophy.

Book adapted from Voltaire by: HUGH WHEELER
With additional Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and JOHN LATOUCHE 
Produced on Broadway by The Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn 
in conjunction with HAROLD PRINCE and RUTH MITCHELL 
Broadway Production Conceived and Directed by HAROLD PRINCE 

This concert will features performers from Opera in the 21st Century program.

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Jean-Philippe Lazure, Tenor - Candide
Katharine Dain, Soprano - Cunegonde
Beste Kalender, Mezzo soprano - The Old Lady
Tracy Cantin, Soprano - Paquette
Alexander Hajek, Baritone - Maximillian
Micah Schroeder, Baritone - Pangloss
Nicole Joanne, Soprano - Soprano Ensemble & Baroness
Lindsay Connolly, Mezzo soprano - Mezzo Ensemble, Sheep I & Old Lady Cover
Jose Gonzalez Caro, Baritone - Baritone Ensemble, Soldier III & Governor
Jamie Groote, Mezzo Soprano - Mezzo Ensemble, Sheep II & Paquette Cover
River Guard, Tenor - Tenor Ensemble & Baron
Shane Hanson, Counter tenor - Mezzo Ensemble Soldier I & Lion (Sheep III)
Gina Hanzlik, Soprano - Soprano Ensemble & Cunegonde Cover
Patrick McGill, Tenor - Baritone Ensemble, Candide Cover, Soldier II & Judge
Daevyd Pepper, Tenor - Tenor Ensemble & Father Bernard


Laura Reid, Andrew Bensler - Violin
Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh - Viola
Sarah Gans - Cello
Jesse Dietschi - Bass
Emily Phernambucq - Flute
Carly Gordon - Oboe
Brad Cherwin - Clarinet
David Nagy - Bassoon

Artistic Team

Topher Mokrzewski - Conductor
Laura Tucker - Stage Director
Brian Gilling - Assistant Conductor
Adam Da Ros - Assistant Stage Director
Jennifer Szeto - Head Coach
Holly Kroeker - Principal Repetiteur
Irina Tuzlukova - Stage Manager Practicum
Diana Bartosh - Stage Manager Practicum

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Candide is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). AH authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com