Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva

Ode to Joy
November 19-20, 2022

Casey Candebat


Casey Candebat, a tenor hailing from New Orleans, is quickly garnering the attention of opera companies around the country. Recently, he performed in Matthew Aucoin’s new opera, Eurydice, with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He is a frequent performer with San Francisco Opera, New Orleans Opera, Kansas City Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and Opera Grand Rapids. Recent highlights include King Charles VII in The Maid of Orléans, Max in Der Freischütz, and performing as guest soloist in various concerts and galas across the country. He is a graduate of the illustrious Merola Opera Program, where he was a two-time participant in the summer training program.

With the New Orleans Opera, he has been featured in their productions of Orpheus in the Underworld, Dead Man Walking, Salome, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, and Turandot. With the New West Symphony, Mr. Candebat has performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and in their recent Bernstein Concert. During the pandemic, Mr. Candebat joined forces with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Merola Opera Program, and the New Orleans Opera to put on various concerts and recitals. A frequent recitalist, Mr. Candebat has had several highly acclaimed touring recitals including: Casey at the Movies, O Holy Night of Opera, and Scarborough Fair: Folk Songs of the British Isles. Mr. Candebat has won several prestigious vocal competitions, including the Grand Prize in the Bel Canto Foundation Voice Competition, 2011. Mr. Candebat is a graduate of Northwestern University and Loyola University New Orleans.