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May 22, 2022 | 2:00 pm | Music Hall

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Katharina Wincor, conductor

Hugh Dancy, narrator

Aaron Crouch, Candide

Meghan Picerno, Cunegonde

Leann Sandel-Pantaleo, The Old Lady

David Garrison, Dr. Pangloss/Martin

Timothy McDevitt, Maximillian/Captain/Stanislaus

Simone McIntosh, Paquette

Alex Mansoori, Governor/Vanderdendur/Croupier
Benjamin Krumreig, Merchant/Inquisitor/Charles Edward
David Margulis, Alchemist/Achmet/Grand Inquisitor/Senor
Craig Irvin, Doctor/Junkman/Inquisitor/Hermann Augustus/Senor
Tyler Putnam, Bearkeeper/Judge/Tsar Ivan
Mark Grey, sound designer and engineer
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra


Music Hall

Concert Duration

~2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission

What's Interesting

Part opera and part musical theater, Candide is Leonard Bernstein’s take on Voltaire’s satirical Enlightenment-era novella of the same name— rebellious, heartfelt and thoroughly entertaining. Austrian conductor Katharina Wincor makes her May Festival debut, leading the Chorus and the CSO in a concert version of Bernstein’s “wittiest and most thoroughly successful theater score,” (The New York Times).

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Pre-concert Talks: All ticketholders are welcome to enjoy a FREE Pre-Concert Talk starting one hour before the concert. Join longtime Cincinnati theater critic and author of the recently published Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia Rick Pender for an informative, 30-minute discussion in Corbett Tower.

This concert is generously sponsored by Trish and Rick Bryan.

Sung in English with English supertitles above stage.

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