Music by Leonard Bernstein Book by Hugh Wheeler after Voltaire

TUES 27 SEP 7pm THU 29 SEP 7pm SAT 1 OCT 2.30pm (BSL signed performance with Wendy Ebsworth) SUN 2 OCT 2.30pm

Cast Candide Nick Pritchard Dr Pangloss Frederick Long Cunégonde Ellie Neate Old Lady Sarah Pring Governor James Liu

Blackheath Halls Opera is thrilled to present a production of Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary operetta Candide, first performed in 1956, but based on a 1759 comic novella by the French philosopher Voltaire.

In a production updated to the 1980s, it tells the story of the hectic adventures and extravagant escapades of a young man, travelling through a divided Europe (and beyond), in search of love, happiness and resolution.

This performance brings together a cast of world-class professional singers, talented vocal students from Trinity Laban and committed local amateur performers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, united in their passion for music-making.

Director Seb Harcombe Musical Director Christopher Stark Designer Elliot Squire

Blackheath Halls Chorus Blackheath Halls Orchestra Blackheath Halls Youth Opera Company Students from Greenvale School and Charlton Park Academy

TICKETS: £23 | Price Band A £19 | Price Band B £10 | Under 12s Suitable for children aged 8+

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 Bernstein Orchestrations by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay; Musical continuity and additional orchestrations by John Mauceri

Additional Info

Date of Event (Leave blank if you are not listing a gig)27/09/22-02/10/22