Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
By Leonard Bernstein


Arizona Opera celebrates composer Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with the company premiere of Candide. Fast-paced, funny, and philosophical, this Tony award-wining Broadway smash is now considered an operatic masterpiece. Based on the novella by Voltaire, the naïve Candide sets off to explore the world, beset by an endless series of comedic disasters. With musical highlights including “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make Your Garden Grow,” Candide leaves audiences humming hit tunes and affirms that the path to happiness is seldom straight.

Candide is sponsored by The Estate of Esther E Alcorn, Jeannette J. Segel, Dr. Judith G. Wolf, and Dr. Dorothy Lincoln-Smith, and is part of the 2018 Tucson Desert Song Festival.

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