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George Street, Oxford, South East OX1 2AG

Welsh National Opera - Candide

Closed July 8, 2023

Join the WNO for the rip-roaring rollercoaster that is Candide

Leonard Bernstein's Whirlwind Opera.

Why See Welsh National Opera - Candide?

Classical & Opera

The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Welsh National Opera sets out on tour once more, bringing an array of productions to audiences across the country. From classics like Cosi Fan Tutte and The Magic Flute to new commissions like Blaze of Glory! there is plenty to enjoy from the esteemed company as they continue their mission to prove the power of Opera can transform lives. 

Live the best of all possible worlds when they bring Leonard Bernstein and Dorothy Parker's whirlwind Candide to a stage near you, from the award-winning team behind The Snow Queen.

What is the story?

Based on Voltaire's 1759 novella, Candide is all at once a love story, a drama, a thriller, and a tragedy rolled into one merry-go-round of ever-revived characters who populate our hero's journey. From living in a swanky castle as a Baron's illegitimate son to a beggar on the streets to earthquake-causing heretic and much much more in-between, prepare to follow a dazzling story that fills the auditorium with glee and wonder.

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Performance date: 8 July 2023


Sung in English

And before you stop reading

Contains anachronistic themes and language that some people may find upsetting


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Christine: “Enthralling production, musically perfect”

I loved every moment, the stage production was very clever and it was so... more

Martin Kimber : “Deserves longer run”

I had seen Candide twice before, at the National Theatre and ENO, so jumped... more

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