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Candide Synopsis and Character Descriptions




Candide Characters
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Name Gender Vocal Part Age Range Role Type
Ensemble N/A various 15 – 80 chorus
Captain male spoken 30 – 50 cameo
Baron of Thunder-Den- male spoken 45 – 65 cameo
Corporal male spoken 20 – 30 cameo
Baroness of Thunder-Den-Tronck male spoken 40 – 60 cameo
Drill Sergeant male spoken 30 – 50 cameo
Dutch Minister male spoken 30 – 50 cameo
James The Anabaptist male spoken 40 – 60 cameo
Don Issacar male spoken 40 – 60 cameo
The Grand Inquisitor male tenor 30 – 50 cameo
Portuguese Sailor male spoken 20 – 40 cameo
King of Eldorado male baritone 30 – 50 cameo
Queen of Eldorado female mezzo 30 – 50 cameo
Surinam Slave male spoken 20 – 30 cameo
Tunisian Captain male spoken 21 – 50 cameo
King Stanislaus of Poland male baritone 50 – 70 cameo
Tzar Ivan of All The Russias male bass-baritone 50 – 70 cameo
Charles Edward Stewart Rightful King of England male tenor 50 – 70 cameo
Grand Sultan Achmet the Third of Turkey male tenor 50 – 70 cameo
King Hermann Augustus of Poland and Saxony male baritone 50 – 70 cameo
King Theodore of Corsica male tenor 50 – 70 cameo
Two Inquisitors male baritone 30 – 50 cameo
Governor male tenor 30 – 50 supporting
Old Lady female mezzo 55 – 85 supporting
Paquette female soprano 18 – 29 supporting
Martin male baritone 40 – 70 supporting
Vanderdendur male tenor 30 – 50 supporting
Maximillian male baritone 18 – 30 lead
Pangloss/Voltaire male baritone 35 – 60 lead
Candide male tenor 17 – 30 lead
Cunegonde female soprano 16 – 28 lead
Cacambo male tenor 25 – 45 lead


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