From the creator of West Side Story, and based on the classic novel by Voltaire, Leonard Bernstein's Candide combines musical theatre, opera and satire in a truly original production exclusive to Brisbane.
Join Candide on his quest for love, happiness and the perfect world through war, earthquakes, famine and heartbreak. Despite epic disasters and unbelievable misfortune Candide holds fast to his optimistic belief that everything is always for the best… but is it?
A musical comedy of tragic proportions, Candide explores challenging themes with eccentric humour and dazzling energy – the thinking person's party piece. See Bernstein's brilliance up close in the Playhouse - with showstoppers Glitter and Be Gay and Make our Garden Grow, rollicking choruses, quirky staging and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra - on stage and larger-than-life.
Directed by Lindy Hume, Candide features a cast of stars including David Hobson as our hero Candide and Amelia Farrugia as his faithless lover Cunegonde. Bryan Probets joins them as the misguided philosopher Dr Pangloss, and Christine Johnston from the Kransky Sisters will delight as the Old Lady with half a buttock!
Showing for a limited season and sung in English, Candide is for music lovers and opera adventurers alike.
The eternal search of the eternal optimist begins in July at the Playhouse, QPAC.
Can Eden be found?MULTI-TIX DISCOUNTSAre you buying two or more OperaQ products? Click here to receive your multi-tix discount.Music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Hugh Wheeler after Voltaire, Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, with additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard BernsteinOrchestrations by Leonard Bernstein and Hershey KayMusical continuity and additional orchestrations by John Maucer
Deluxe Adult $130Deluxe Concession / 30 below* $117
A-Reserve Adult $110A-Reserve Concession / 30 below* $99
B-Reserve Adult $75B-Reserve Concession / 30 below* $67.50
Deluxe, A-, B-Reserve Child** $50
Access Reserve $25
*Concession: Full-time students, 30 years under at time of booking, Centrelink-issued Pension card holders, Veterans' Affairs pensioners N.B. Seniors card not applicable **Child (School-age): Children 17 yrs and under; must be purchased with an adult ticket; excludes School Groups(a $6.20 fee applies per transaction)
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Great discounts available for School groups of 10+ school age childrenB-Reserve $35Book a school group(a $14 fee applies per booking)