Candide Edit

Stage Operetta (1956).
Music: Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics: Richard Wilbur, Book: Hugh Wheeler.


Comic operetta based on Voltaire’s classic novel. Candide, the illegitimate nephew to the Baron is in love with his daughter, Cunegonde, much to the Baron’s displeasure, as he regards Candide as a social inferior. The two are parted and suffer catastrophic adventures, but they are always consoled by the words of their professor, Doctor Pangloss, who imbues in them an undiluted optimism.


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