Candide Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

Reviews: Candide

More about the production. Julie – Aronica One of the best performances we’ve ever seen!   Daniel – Rochester Excellent. Loads of talent —great voices.. interesting staging. Having Voltaire on stage was all the time was a smart decision. Better than Harold Prince’s version in 1973   David Arcangeli – Rochester The voices were melodic and beautiful! The …

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Inside Candide: Voltaire’s Attack on Optimism

Voltaire’s comedic work Candide has been a long-time favorite for opera and musical theater fans alike. Composed by Leonard Bernstein, whose centenary was marked in August, the music straddles the line between the two genres. Like his other works including West Side Story and On the Town, the music is bright and upbeat, though in …

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