Location: Paramount Theatre
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
Thomas Glenn, tenor (Candide)
Shawnette Sulker, soprano (Cunegonde)
Robert Sims, baritone (Pangloss)
Tami Dahbura, mezzo-soprano (Old Lady)
Hadleigh Adams, baritone (Maximillian)
Katy Stephan, soprano (Paquette)
Oakland Symphony Chorus (Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director)
Pre-concert talk: 7:00 pm with John Kendall Bailey in the main concert hall
Our final offering of the season returns to our acclaimed American Masterworks series, exploring great symphonic works from the American musical theater tradition. We’re thrilled to bring you a concert performance of Bernstein’s brilliant comic operetta Candide, based on Voltaire’s biting satirical novella of the same name. Soloists in this spectacular production include many audience favorites, including 2012 GRAMMY Award-winning artist Thomas Glenn in the title role. Don’t miss what promises to be the “Best of all Possible” season finales!
“Thomas Glenn easily negotiated crushingly difficult music in a high tenor.” – Washington Post
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, publisher and copyright owner.
J. Raymond Meyers, tenor (Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski)
Jonathan Smucker, tenor (Cosmetic Merchant/Inquisitor 1/Charles Edward)
Ryan Bradford, baritone (Junkman/Herman Augustus/ Inquisitor 2/Croupier)
Matthew Lovell, bass-baritone (Bear Keeper/Inquisitor 3/Tsar Ivan)
Christopher Fernandez, tenor (Alchemist/Sultan Achmet/Crook)
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No two live concert performances of Candide are ever the same, but here is one version with the maestro himself, at the end of his life.