Kristjan Järvi conductor
Andrew Staples Candide
Kiera Duffy Cunegonde
Kim Criswell Old Lady
Jeremy Huw Williams Pangloss, Martin
David Robinson Governer, Vanderdendur, Ragotski
Marcus Deloach Maximilan, Captain
Kristy Swift Paquette
Jeffrey Tucker Bear Keeper, Inquisitor, Tzar Ivan
Matthew Morris Cosmetic Merchant, Inquisitor, Charles Edward
Jason Switzer Doctor, King Stanislaus
Michael Scarcelle Junkman, Inquisitor, Hermann Augustus, Croupier
Peter Tantsits Alchemist, Inquisitor, Sultan Achmet, Crook
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Kiemle Director / Producer
Tickets: £8 £14 £19 £25 £32
Voltaire’s brilliantly sardonic novel subjects its naive hero to outrageous turns of fortune – earthquakes, inquisition, riches gained and squandered, love lost and found. Throughout his trials, Candide endeavours to believe that all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Leonard Bernstein’s music captures the novel’s wit and yearning, working with collaborators including Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman and Stephen Sondheim to create an immensely captivating and provocative musical.
Leonard Bernstein conducts West Side Story: The Making of the Recording
Barbican Cinema 1, 4pm
Christopher Swann’s film documents one week of the recording process in a New York studio alternating rehearsal footage with complete final takes and offers a fascinating insight into this major figure at work.
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Eating at the Barbican
We are delighted that Searcys restaurant on Level 1 will be opening specially for this concert from 5.30pm. Please visit their webpage on the Barbican website for menus and online booking.