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Candide

Illustrasjon av mann som dirigerer foran en avbildet jordklode Photo: Darling Clementine
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Running
24. May–​13. June
Scene
Main Stage
Duration
3 h / 1 Break

Step into the Main Stage and have your mind blown! Glitter and be gay!

Leonard Bernstein's Candide as a concert – complete with a full orchestra, opera chorus and opera soloists.

Sparkling music and dark social satire 

Candide takes us on an adventurous journey through different countries and cultures – told through Leonard Bernstein’s catchy music. 

We find ourselves in a world full of absurdity, lively humour and harsh social criticism. The story is based on Voltaire’s biting satire from 1755. 

The best of all worlds 

Candide is a naive young man who believes in Pangloss’ teaching that ‘this is the best of all possible worlds’. But when Candide is kicked out of his home and has several brutal and absurd experiences, he starts to doubt this teaching and must learn to navigate in a world full of injustice and evil. Is there any hope or possibility for change? 

One of the world’s most iconic musicals 

Candide premiered for the first time in New York City in 1956. Since then, it has been performed on stages across the world and is considered one of the best-known musicals of the 20th century. 

Bernstein referred to Candide as an operetta. This music style is more complex than we usually associate with musicals and combines classical music, opera, jazz and Broadway. It is a delight for the ears and includes some of the most famous songs in musical history, such as ‘Glitter and be Gay’ and ‘Make our Garden Grow’.  

Free introduction in Norwegian one hour before the performance

Artistic team and cast

  • Music
    Leonard Bernstein
  • Original title
    Candide
  • Libretto
    Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein
  • Conductor
    Adam Hickox
  • Participants
    The Opera Chorus, The Opera Orchestra
    • Forteller
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Candide
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
    • The Old Lady
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Cunegonde
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Dr. Pangloss/ Martin
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Guvernor/ Vanderdendur/ Ratgotski
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Maximilian/ Kaptein
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Paquette
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Bjørnepasser/3. inkvisitor
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Kosmetikkselger/1. inkvisitor
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Doktor/2. inkvisitor/Croupier
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
    • Alkymist/Skurk
        • 24. May 2024 19:00
        • 25. May 2024 18:00
        • 29. May 2024 19:00
        • 7. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 10. Jun 2024 19:00
        • 13. Jun 2024 19:00
Price
100–700 kr
Language
English
Subtitles
English and Norwegian
  • Friday 24. May
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Saturday 25. May
    18:00 / Main Stage
  • Wednesday 29. May
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Friday 7. June
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Monday 10. June
    19:00 / Main Stage
  • Thursday 13. June
    19:00 / Main Stage

Intermission refreshments

Order pre-show food and drinks or to enjoy during intermission. If you want to pre-order for intermission, we recommend ordering from the bar closest to your seat in the auditorium. The bars are open before the performance and during intermission. All advance orders are sorted alphabetically by the last name of the person placing the order. You are not permitted to bring any drinks into the auditorium.
Vinglass på en bardisk i Operaen Photo: Fursetgruppen