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Washington National Opera - Candide

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May 5 - 26, 2018

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Why See Washington National Opera - Candide?

War! Earthquakes! Slavery! Disease! Nothing can stop CANDIDE

Fast moving and passing through vistas and realities all over the world, Leonard Bernstein's Candide is a wonder of an opera that follows the eternally optimistic title character as a series of catastrophes work to bring him down. Full of silliness, sass, and satire, Candide is an effervescent affair set to Bernstein's excellent score that includes such standards as' Glitter and Be Gay' and 'Make Our Garden Grow.'

Based on a novella from Voltaire, Candide is all at once a love story, a drama, a thriller and a tragedy rolled into one merry go round of ever revived characters who populate Candide's journey. From living in a swanky castle as a Baronís illegitimate son to a beggar on the streets, to earthquake causing heretic and much much more in-between, prepare to follow a dazzling story that fills the auditorium with glee and wonder.

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Opening night: 5 May 2018


Sung in English with English subtitles

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