OPER186- Season Program 1714 (04 2015) - Page 10

LEONARD BERNSTEIN CANDIDE 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 JULY, 01 AUGUST PLAYHOUSE QPAC Meet Candide - hero, lover and optimist. No matter what life throws at him, Candide is sure that all is for the best, for this the Best of All Possible Worlds! Not even war, earthquakes, shipwrecks, a volcano, several grisly deaths and lost love can shake his optimism… or can it? Christine Johnston from the quirky Kransky Sisters, who plays the Old Lady with only half a buttock! Leonard Bernstein, renowned composer of West Side Story, brings Voltaire’s rollicking, endlessly optimistic journey to life in a musical tour de force - a combination of grand opera and musical theatre. From spectacular overture to moving finale, Candide’s popular songs and rousing choruses will pick you up and carry you along on a grand adventure, in the company of the Opera Queensland Chorus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Kildea. Tickets: $68 - $130