Why See The Philadelphia Orchestra - Bernstein's Candide?
Glitter and be gay with Candide!
As they reach the pinnacle of the Leonard Bernstein centenary celebrations, what could be more delightful than a recital of his spirited and enduringly popular operetta? Led by Yannick Nezet Seguin, join the orchestra as they mount a semi-staged version of Candide and invite you along on his globe-trotting adventures.
Based on Voltaire's 1759 novella, Candide is all at once a love story, a drama, a thriller and a tragedy rolled into one merry go round of ever revived characters who populate our heroes journey. From living in a swanky castle as a Baron's illegitimate son to a beggar on the streets, to earthquake causing heretic and much much more in-between, prepare to follow a dazzling story that fills the auditorium with glee and wonder.
Opening night: 20 June 2019
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