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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Bernstein's Candide

Jun 20, 2019
Jun 22, 2019

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Bradley Cooper - Narrator
Carey Mulligan - Narrator
Alek Shrader - Candide
Erin Morley - Cunegonde
Denyce Graves - The Old Lady
Kevin Vortmann - Dr. Pangloss/Beggar
Timothy McDevitt - Maximilian/Prefect
Amanda Lynn Bottoms - Paquette
William Burden - Governor/Vanderdendur
Benjamin Krumreig - Captain/Crook
Curtis Bannister - Prince Ragotski
Daniel Rowan - Baron
Isabel Santiago - Baroness/Sheep
J.D. Webster - Heresy Agent/Priest
Meredith Lustig - Sheep
Ward Billeisen - Prisoner/Aide
Brittany Bigelow - Dancer
Nicholas Cunningham - Dancer
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller - Director
Kevin Newbury - Stage Director
Leslie Stifelman - Music Supervisor
Melissa Mahon - Choreographer
Andrew Boyce - Stage Design
Christopher Fry - Lighting Designer
Paul Carey - Costume Design
S. Katy Tucker - Video and Projection Design
Anne Ford-Coates - Hair and Make-Up Design
Rick Jacobsohn - Sound Design
Stephanie Klapper - Casting Director
James Onstad - Assistant Stage Director
Victoria Bek - Costume Coordinator
Yasmine Kiss - Stage Manager
Michael Repper - Rehearsal Accompanist


Bernstein - Candide

In a capstone to our Leonard Bernstein centenary celebration, we present his quirky, complex, irreverent, and very humorous operetta Candide, with orchestral staging. First performed in 1956, the work has come into its own in recent decades, thanks to Bernstein's endless musical inventiveness and collaborators from Stephen Sondheim to Dorothy Parker (and of course, Voltaire, who wrote the original story, published in 1759). Yannick's great love for Bernstein's music has shown throughout the centenary and before, starting with the amazing production of MASS in 2015, and continuing through West Side Storyand the complete symphonies. With Candide, we bring the celebration of this remarkable musician's life to an altogether fitting, and joyous, conclusion.

The Bernstein Centennial Celebration in its entirety is made possible in part by the generous support of the Presser Foundation.

Marian Anderson Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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