Music by Leonard Bernstein
Libretto by Lillian Hellman
Book by Hugh Wheeler, based on Voltaire
Bergen National Opera
Anthony Greggory, Gidon Saks, Kitty Whately and Kevin Whately
Open-hearted and good-natured, Candide lives a life of blissful ignorance until war comes to Westphalia. The hapless Candide’s ordered life is thrown into disarray, as he embarks on a round-the-world voyage, bouncing from one rollicking melodrama to the next. Candide’s sunny optimism is put to the test, as he encounters man-eating sharks, duelling sultans and swindling con-artists.