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Candide – Opera Company of Middlebury (Vermont)
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I guess we’ll have to watch the Opera Company of Middlebury’s production of Candide to discover why they’ve set it in a beach shack but it should be interesting. This is an imaginative retelling of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta.
Although the production contains traditional theatrical elements, it also embraces 21st century technology. Using drones, green screen imagery, rear projections, and other cinematic techniques, the Opera Company of Middlebury is exploring the boundaries of opera’s potential.
The company says that, rather than dwelling on the impossibility of live performance, the creative team decided to move opera onto a new platform for them – film. Their artistic director Doug Anderson took a chance on creating a filmed production of Candide, further exploring how to enhance what the Opera Company of Middlebury does best: telling stories. This is the result.
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