Carnegie Hall Announces Star-Studded ‘Candide’

By Francisco Salazar

Carnegie Hall has announced a performance of Bernstein’s “Candide” for one night only on April 18, 2018.

In celebration of Bernstein’s centennial, Carnegie Hall has lined up an all-star cast that will include Paul Appleby in the title role, Erin Morley as Cunegonde, Patricia Racette as the Old Lady, William Burden as Governor, and Lithgow as Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss. Remaining cast members will be announced at a later date.

Rob Fisher will lead the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Mansfield University Concert Choir. The opera will be directed Gary Griffin with a choreography Joshua Bergasse.The gala will include a cocktail before the performance and a dinner with cast members at the Weill Music room. Lead funding for the concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.

The opera will serve as the culminating performance of Carnegie Hall’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the legendary composer and conductor’s birth.