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CANDIDE

THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS

Jarrett as Maximillian & Captain

The optimistic Candide and his fiancée Cunegonde have been taught that “Everything’s for the best in this best of all possible worlds,” but their voyage through life soon begins to suggest otherwise, with separation, volcanic eruptions, deadly earthquakes, the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck, prostitution, poverty, and warfare among their obstacles. Finally re-united, they come to realize that “Life is neither good nor bad. Life is life, and all we know.”

CONDUCTED BY: HARYY BICKET

MUSIC BY: Leonard Bernstein

BOOK BY: Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire

LIBRETTO BY: Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein | Scottish Opera Version

SUNG IN: English

INSTANT TRANSLATION SCREEN: English & Spanish