Candide2018 marks the Centenary of the birth of the multi-talented American composer and musician Leonard Bernstein. To celebrate this landmark, Surrey Opera presents his madcap opera CANDIDE. This romantic, but dark, comedy, with its crazy twists and turns plus Bernstein’s incomparable music, is pure entertainment for all.
Based on Voltaire’s 1759 novel ‘Candide, or The Optimist’, the story follows the lovers Candide and Cunegonde through the sufferings and joys of life. Through war, the inquisitionn and shipwreck, and via the fabled land of Eldorado, they finally find contentment in a simple life together.