2hr. 24min. (1 intermission)


New York City Opera presents Candide, featuring music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Hugh Wheeler, and lyrics by Richard Wilbur. Additional lyrics by Leonard Bernstein, John Latouche, and Stephen Sondheim, orchestrations by Hershy Kay and Leonard Bernstein, and additional orchestrations by John Mauceri A prized jewel in the City Opera repertory, this Harold Prince production makes a much-anticipated return. Based on Voltaire's picaresque satire, Candide is an evening of fast-paced drama and delectable comedy, irreverent wit and magnificent music. Arthur Masella directs, with choreography by Patricia Birch. George Manahan is the conductor. FeaturingTony Award winners John Cullum as Pangloss and Judy Kaye as the Old Lady, City Opera's Candide is a treat for any theater lover. With its sparkling overture and ever-popular arias, like "Glitter and Be Gay," the score is Bernstein's grandest and wittiest. At the court of Westphalia, all are of the mind that "life is happy indeed and all things happen for the best." But when the innocent youth Candide falls for the baron's daughter and is tossed out of the castle, he plunges into an unlucky odyssey that tries his optimistic philosophy. Through shipwreck and earthquake, the disappearance of his beloved, and the loss of his mentor, Candide is forced to fend for himself in the real world, only to emerge with a credo of his own--that life is often what you make of it. Schedule Friday, March 4 at 8:00PM Saturday, March 5 at 1:30PM Saturday, March 5 at 8:00PM Sunday, March 6 at 1:30PM Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30PM Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30PM Thursday, March 10 at 7:30PM Friday, March 11 at 8:00PM Saturday, March 12 at 1:30PM Saturday, March 12 at 8:00PM Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30PM Friday, March 18 at 8:00PM Saturday, March 19 at 1:30PM Saturday, March 19 at 8:00PM

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Candide - Mar 10, 2005

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