Then they are arrested as heretics, Pangloss hanged and Candide flogged. Bernstein’s supervision, by John Mauceri. The premiere production was directed by Tyrone Guthrie and conducted by Samuel Krachmalnick. When she tries this tactic on the masked Candide, and both their disguises fall off, Candide is heartbroken to discover how low Cunegonde has fallen. Label for the input. When Candide tells Maximilian that he will marry Cunegonde, however, Maximilian angrily challenges him to a fight. With Candide now completely disillusioned, he and Pangloss return to the ruined Westphalia.

This, the “RNT version”, was a major success and has subsequently been performed a number of times. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Orchestral Anthology , volume 2. While this publication encompasses the complete score, it by no means reflects a final, frozen show. The Westphalian friends are reunited at last, but they are also penniless. Cunegonde’s coloratura aria “Glitter and Be Gay” is a favourite showpiece for many sopranos.

The Governor falls for Maximilian and is so disgusted upon learning his true gender that he decides to execute vernstein, but later decides to sell him to a monastery instead.

Synopsis ACT I Candide, a wide-eyed youth from Westphalia, sets out on his travels around the world Lisbon, Paris, Buenos Aires, Venice firmly believing what his tutor, Pangloss, has taught him; that all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Candide does not speak for several days; with what little money they have left, they purchase a small farm outside Venice and the chorus says that life is just life and paradise is nothing “Universal Good”.


Though the ship sinks, Candide is rescued by a passing galley, in which are five former kings who have adopted simple lives.

Before long, LaTouche was replaced by poet Richard Wilbur. Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

For general licensing inquiries, please click here. Best Direction of a Musical. The Old Lady suggests that they visit the Wisest Man in the World, who happens to live nearby, to ask cwndide advice. Chelsea berntsein the Edge: I’m Easily Assimilated reprise. With riotous wit, Candide is a wondrous piece for nearly any company. In a family tiff, Candide unintentionally kills Maximilian and has to flee with Paquette into the jungle. The Pirates of Penzance. Money Money Money – Candide. Oh Happy We reprise.

Candide (Scottish Opera version) (1988)

Label for the input. A CD version, without Bernstein’s commentary or audience applause, was also released by Deutsche Grammophon.

This production was a box office disaster, running only two months for a total of 73 performances. Pangloss, who taught them that this is The Best of All Possible Worlds and that everything that happens in it happens for the best.


As the Governor bids them Bon Voyagethe ship sinks. This section needs additional citations for verification.

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Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters. Candide at the Hollywood Bowl”. His escape attempt fails, and is recaptured by the Army.

Candide returns from Eldorado “Eldorado”his pockets full of gold and searches for Cunegonde. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Original Broadway Cast Recording. If sung as written throughout alternative phrases are provided at several points in the scorethere are three high E-flats above high Ctwo staccato and one sustained; there synopss also numerous uses of high C and D-flat.

Reinforcing her faith in Dr. Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler: The Chelsea version was marked by a unique production style. Then they are arrested as heretics, Pangloss hanged and Candide flogged.

The recording sold well, and Bernstein’s score gained a sort of cult status. Pangloss is hanged, while Candide is whipped brutally. As Cunegonde and Candide embrace, the Jew breaks beenstein.