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Based on the novella by Voltaire, the classic operetta Candide by legendary composer Leonard Bernstein is truly a masterpiece. Theatre fans and opera lovers can enjoy the concert staging of this satirical musical as it reaches the Tanglewood Music Center by getting the Bernstein Candide tickets in advance. Summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood is the premium music venue in Lenox which will be hosting the Bernstein Candide as a part of its annual summer musical performances. Be there to witness the revival of this brilliant operatic work that takes its audience on a journey that'll decide the fate of Candide's love in the face of war which breaks out just as he is about to be united with the love of his life.
The first ever performance of Candide based on the libretto by Lilian Hellman was in 1956. Choreographed by Anna Sokolow, the Broadway production of Candide as a musical opened the same year in December. Hellman's work was also used in the European premiers and later when the show underwent a series of revivals, she refused to let her work be used and Hugh Wheeler was commissioned by Harold Prince for a new, one-act book.
Named as Chelsea version of Candide, this was a 105 minutes long show which opened at the Chelsea Theatre Center in 1973 and was shifted to Broadway after a year-long run. There the show ran for two years, giving a total of 740 performances. Marked by its matchless production style, the Chelsea version was a success which was later adopted by other opera houses and production companies too.
To make it a more legitimate version, the show was expanded and a two -act opera version of the show came out which was based on Wheeler's book and incorporated most of the music by Bernstein including the songs which weren't even orchestrated in the first place. This version was first performed in 1982 at the New York City Opera. Running for a total of 34 performances, the production later became a part of New York City Opera's repertoire and has also been performed by other opera companies time and again.
In 1988, the Candide was revised once again for the Scottish Opera and was later re-examined by Bernstein himself who altered several numbers and made some changes in the orchestration and order of songs in the second act. This came to be known as the final revised version of Candide. Ten years passed and the show was subjected to yet another revision when Royal National Theatre decided to produce Candide for which the book was written by John Caird. More than any previous version, the RNT version of Candide was closer to Voltaire's novel in its essence and largely contained the songs intended by Bernstein. The production was a major success and was performed a number of times afterwards. Broadway revived Candide in 1997.
The first semi-staged concert production of Candide however came in 2004. It was directed by Lonny Prince for New York Philharmonic. Today, the operetta whose original production was an erstwhile flop continues to be performed by a number of theatre and opera companies as a critically acclaimed hit by Bernstein. Why? Because Wheeler along with Harold Prince refashioned the previously dull and subtle book of Hellman into a playful and raucous farce which captured the real essence of Voltaire's comic book and the celebrated score by Bernstein was added in the show again. Mixing the opera talent with Broadway performers, the current version of Candide is certainly the best one and can be caught live as it reaches your nearest theatre by getting the Bernstein Candide tickets which are on sale now.