Great Performances (1971– )
8.2/10
127
3 user 2 critic

Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a Comic Operetta in Two Acts 

A concert performance of Bernstein's famous musical.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (lyrics) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Allen ...
Dr. Pangloss (as Sir Thomas Allen)
Paul Groves ...
Michael McCormick ...
Baron / Inquisitor / Don Issachar / Cacambo
Gina Ferrall ...
Baroness / Sheep
...
Paquette
...
...
Maximillian
Michael McElroy ...
Judge / Captain / Crook
John Herrera ...
Governor / Prefect
Ray Wills ...
Heresy Agent / Archbishop / Priest
...
Patty Goble ...
Sheep
Stanford Olsen ...
Vanderdendur / Prince Ragotski
Westminster Symphonic Choir ...
Company
Julliard Undergraduate Workshop ...
Company
Edit

Storyline

A concert performance of Bernstein's famous musical.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Music

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 2005 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the beginning of Act II, the chorus holds up cards intended to spell the name of the current locale, the city of Montevideo. What they hold up, however, is "Montivedo". Where is the dictionary, now that they need one? See more »

Quotes

The Old Lady: [seeing the the dead bodies of the Jew and the Archbishop on the floor] Leave you alone for FIVE minutes!
See more »

Connections

Version of Candide (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Be So
(Candide's First Meditation)
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Performed by Paul Groves
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a silly, fun, uplifting,tongue-in-cheek production...
16 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

...that was just pure perfection for me as a viewer. Knowing the opera and where the plot takes us and where the story will end up becomes secondary as you get caught up watching this familiar story being performed with such giddy glee, that you cannot help but be caught unawares. You begin to notice that you are watching with a look of silly wonderment on your own face. It is such a truly enjoyable production that even as I sit typing this I find myself wearing a silly grin just thinking of it. This was wonderfully well done and very accessible for those who do not believe Opera to be "their thing." More than worth it to check this out if you happen to see it on your local PBS station. I do not believe anyone would be unhappy if they did. Great casting. Great performances. The performers looked like they were having a blast up there and that came right through the TV screen and into my living room. I recommend this highly to anyone who may not be sure about Opera and wants a fun and less pained way of being introduced.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial