Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' from Glimmerglass
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Listen above to Leonard Bernstein’s "Candide," the final broadcast from the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival. This glittering production stars Andrew Stenson as Candide, Kathryn Lewek as Cunegonde, and veteran actor David Garrison as Voltaire and Pangloss.
There have been many versions of "Candide" since it premiered in 1956. Glimmerglass used a version that was created in 1999 for the Royal National Theater in London, where John Caird did an adaptation of Hugh Wheeler’s previous adaptation from Voltaire. Most of lyrics are by Richard Wilbur, with additional material by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein.
Host Naomi Lewin talks to the cast during the intermission, including conversations with Andrew Stenson, David Garrison, Joseph Colaneri, Marietta Simpson, Kathryn Lewek and Glimmerglass Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello.
The intermission segment:
Candide: Andrew Stenson
Cunegonde: Kathryn Lewek
Voltaire/Pangloss: David Garrison
The Old Lady: Marietta Simpson
Maximilian: Christian Bowers
Paquette: Kristen Choi
Cacambo: Andrew Marks Maughan
Martin: Matthew Scollin
Vanderdendur: Cynthia Cook
The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra conducted by Joseph Colaneri