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Candide by Bernstein @Santa Fe Opera

June 29 - August 25

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Is Candide the best of all possible ways to launch our 62nd season? Absolutely. The score bristles with spectacular music, including justly famous overture, the soprano showpiece “Glitter and Be Gay” and the soaring finale, “Make Our Garden Grow.” Soprano Brenda Rae and tenor Alek Shrader return as Cunegonde and Candide, respectively, and are joined by Kevin Burdette doing quadruple duty as Voltaire, Pangloss, Martin, and Cacambo.

The optimistic Candide and his fiancée Cunegonde have been taught that “Everything’s for the best in this best of all possible worlds,” but their voyage through life soon begins to suggest otherwise, with separation, volcanic eruptions, deadly earthquakes, the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck, prostitution, poverty, and warfare among their obstacles. Finally reunited, they come to realize that “Life is neither good nor bad. Life is life, and all we know.”

LAURENT PELLY – DIRECTOR & COSTUME DESIGNER

HARRY BICKET – CONDUCTOR

CHANTAL THOMAS – SCENIC DESIGN

DUANE SCHULER – LIGHTING DESIGN

BRENDA RAE -CUNEGONDE

ALEK SHRADER- CANDIDE

KEVIN BURDETTE -VOLTAIRE, PANGLOSS, MARTIN & CACAMBO

HELENE SCHNEIDERMAN – OLD LADY

JARRETT OTT – MAXIMILIAN & CAPTAIN

RICHARD TROXELL-GOVERNOR, VANDERDENDUR & RAGOTSKI

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June 29
End:
August 25
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Santa Fe Opera
301 Opera Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87506 United States
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