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Candide by Theater Latte Da and VocalEssence

Jules | Minnesota Theater Love PUBLISHED: Sunday, March 24, 2019 http://www.mntheaterlove.com/2019/03/candide-by-theater-latte-da-and.html When: March 20-24 At: Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts Running Time: two and a half hours with intermish About: “A tale exploding with star-crossed lovers, melodramatic villains, broad comedy, and a beautiful score, Candide combines the power of opera with the delights of musical theatre. Wrapped…  Read More

2019 Spring Arts and Dining Pairings

By Lavender February 28, 2019Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured – Home Page, Food & Dining, Our Scene Produced by Linda Raines and Chris Tarbox Arts Sections by John Townsend Dining Sections by Bradley Traynor https://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/arts-culture/2019-spring-arts-and-dining-pairing/ Candide Theater Latte Da at Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts March 21-24, 2019 Voltaire was giant of the bloody French Revolution and his angry…  Read More

Weekend Best Bets: March 22-24

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Waffle Day, classic musicals, more By Erik Tormoen | Minnesota Monthly March 21, 2019 https://www.minnesotamonthly.com/general/weekend-best-bets-march-22-24/ Candide at the Cowles What: Candide When: March 21-24, various showtimes Where: Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis It’s Leonard Bernstein’s other musical: a Broadway-bedazzled operetta, goofier than West Side, with less snapping but a…  Read More

Theater Latté Da, VocalEssence stage Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ as the masterpiece it always was

By TERRY BLAIN | Special to the Star Tribune PUBLISHED: MARCH 22, 2019 — 5:48PM http://www.startribune.com/theater-latt-vocalessence-stage-leonard-bernstein-s-candide-as-the-masterpiece-it-always-was/507520572/ REVIEW: A new staging helps audiences find the brilliance in Bernstein’s misunderstood operetta.   A hanging, a hurricane, a flood, a rape, plus multiple other acts of violence, all happening across a variety of countries and continents. No wonder…  Read More

Candide: Recommended

Brad Richason | CityPages http://www.citypages.com/calendar/candide/393423261   Candide DAILY FROM MARCH 21-23, 7:30 P.M. DAILY FROM MARCH 23-24, 2 P.M. $35-$45 CHORAL, CLASSICAL, THEATER   Based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire, Candide’s satirical storyline follows its titular character as calamity drives him from a sheltered upbringing to a journey of discovery. Along the way, he reunites…  Read More

Where in the World are the Conductors – February 2019

Both Artistic Director and Founder Philip Brunelle and Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III will be attending the national convention of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) in Kansas City the last days of February. It is an important time for them to connect with colleagues and also to attend the premiere of Dr. André Thomas’…  Read More

13 Minnesota arts and entertainment events we can’t wait to see in 2019

By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune DECEMBER 27, 2018 — 6:00PM: http://www.startribune.com/13-minnesota-arts-and-entertainment-events-we-can-t-wait-to-see-in-2019/503577762/?fbclid=IwAR0szEUvKgQVVyMrF_HyLRvc-oBbQibYD1BDX28m0YE9MuYumoyks-4ZWt0 Star Tribune critics and editors anticipate most promising art and entertainment. ‘Candide,’ Cowles Center, March 21-24 A world gone crazy, full of unpredictable perils and reverses of fortune. Sound familiar? It’s the back story to Leonard Bernstein’s operetta “Candide,” a rambunctious treatment of Voltaire’s…  Read More

Lyric and Wit! VocalEssence and Theater Latté Da! Cunedonde and…Candide!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 Jennifer@owl-marketing.com LYRIC AND WIT! VOCALESSENCE AND THEATER LATTÉ DA! CUNEGONDE AND….CANDIDE! Local arts powerhouses combine forces to bring Leonard Bernstein’s famed operetta to life in a theatrical concert performance—March 21-24 at the Cowles Center MINNEAPOLIS — January 3, 2019 — VocalEssence and Theater Latté Da will join voices this March…  Read More

260 films from 77 nations coming our way in April

By Pamela Espeland | MinnPost Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 10:04 AM: https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2019/03/260-films-from-77-nations-coming-our-way-in-april/ Courtesy of the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul A still from MSPIFF’s opening night film, “Yuli,” about the life of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. The 38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is just over two weeks away. Tickets go on sale to the…  Read More

INTERVIEW: Soprano Liv Redpath On Singing In The Best Of All Possible Worlds

by Basil Considine | Twin Cities Arts Reader March 18, 2019: https://twincitiesarts.com/2019/03/18/interview-soprano-liv-redpath-on-singing-in-the-best-of-all-possible-worlds/ Opera is seemingly everywhere in the Twin Cities in March, with productions and concerts by the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Opera, Skylark Opera Theatre, and more. Into this tangled period leaps the choral music ensemble VocalEssence, which has chosen “The Best of All Possible…  Read More

Twin Cities team tries to ‘fix’ Leonard Bernstein’s biggest flop

By Terry Blain | Special to the Star Tribune MARCH 17, 2019 — 11:11AM: http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-team-tries-to-fix-leonard-bernstein-s-biggest-flop/507161192/ Theater Latté Da doubles up with VocalEssence to rethink a confounding musical theater work. Photo: Allen Weeks After opening on Broadway in 1956, Leonard Bernstein’s operetta “Candide” ran for a paltry 73 performances. That’s a disaster in terms of music theater.…  Read More

Welcome Christmas 2018 Questions Answered

Thank you to the 275 people who took the Welcome Christmas 2018 Survey. The VocalEssence staff analyzes the results and uses the information to plan for better performances in the future. Below is a summary of the results. 23% of attendees were attending their very first VocalEssence concert, and 32% of respondents attended VocalEssence concerts…  Read More

VocalEssence plans imaginative 50th-anniversary season; 23rd Annual Art-A-Whirl in northeast

By Pamela Espeland | 08:32 am https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2018/05/vocalessence-plans-imaginative-50th-anniversary-season-23rd-annual-art-whirl-northe If you saw yesterday’s Artscape and Theater Latté Da’s season announcement, you already know part of VocalEssence’s big 50th-anniversary reveal: a collaboration with Latté Da. But that’s the tip of the iceberg (this is the North, after all) of a truly astonishing, wildly imaginative season. Before we get into that, a brief history: In 2015,…  Read More

VocalEssence marks 50th season with greatest hits and a big show with Theater Latté Da

ANALYSIS: VocalEssence’s anniversary season is full of retrospectives, co-presentations and a strong commitment to diversity. By Terry Blain Special to the Star Tribune MAY 15, 2018 — 2:53PM http://www.startribune.com/vocalessence-marks-50th-season-with-hits-premieres-and-a-big-show-with-theater-latt-da/482706891/ It’s been 50 years since an ambitious young Minnesotan named Philip Brunelle was appointed organist and choirmaster at Minneapolis’ Plymouth Congregational Church. One of his first big…  Read More