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Opera on 3


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Bernstein Season: Candide
Against the backdrop of the McCarthy witch-hunts of the 1950s, Bernstein and playwright Lillian Hellman found inspiration in Voltaire's satirical novella Candide, set in mid-18th-century France, to parody their own turbulent times. This starstudded concert performance was given at the Royal Festival Hall, London, in February. Presented by Tommy Pearson with Humphrey Burton.
Other parts played by Anna-Jane Casey (mezzo),
Bonaventura Bottone , Andrew Busher and Christopher Dee (tenors), Mark Meadows and Bruce Ogston (baritones) Maida Vale Singers, members of the Trinity
College of Music Choir, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba


Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Presented By: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Humphrey Burton.
Played By: Anna-Jane Casey
Unknown: Bonaventura Bottone
Unknown: Andrew Busher
Tenors: Christopher Dee
Tenors: Bruce Ogston
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Narrator/Pangloss/Martin: Thomas Allen (baritone)
Candide: Michael Slattery (tenor)
Cunegonde: Carla Huhtanen (soprano)
The old lady: Kim Criswell (soprano)
Maximilian: Sebastien Lemoine (baritone)

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