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May 14 @ 12:00 AM UTC-5
Washington National Opera: Candide
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Saturday, May 26, 2018
In Leonard Bernstein’s funny, philosophical, and fast-paced take on Voltaire’s biting satire, very bad things happen to very good people (and plenty of bad ones too) as a terrific ensemble cast quick-change their way through an effervescent score that includes such classic tunes as “Make Our Garden Grow” and “Glitter and Be Gay.”
COME EARLY FOR FREE OPERA INSIGHTS
Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer’s mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera.
These lectures are free, but patrons must present a ticket from any performance of Candide.
Most Opera Insights begin 1 hour before the performance and last 20–25 minutes. Musicologist Saul Lilienstein‘s Opera Insights, scheduled for Thursday, May 24, begins 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance and last 35–40 minutes.
Update on 12/11: The start time for the Sunday, May 20 performance of Candide has changed from 2 p.m. to 12 p.m. The Opera Insight lecture will now take place at 11 a.m., in the South Opera Tier Lounge.
POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACKS WITH THE ARTISTS
Don’t miss your opportunity to engage directly with our artists and share your thoughts on the experience you just had! Here’s your chance to ask questions and get the inside scoop on the production from members of the cast and creative team.
All discussions begin immediately after the performance and are free with your ticket.
Candide Talkback Date:
Monday, May 14