Spring is here and that means it’s time for the Oberlin College Spring Opera. This year the production is “Candide,” an operetta by Leonard Bernsteirn and it will be sung in English.
Bernstein’s “Candide” is a funny operetta based on the famous novel by Voltaire. The story is about a young man (Candide) who is about to marry a princess (Kunegonde) in his home country. But alas, all of Candide’s beloved are killed when war breaks out. Then a number of resurrections and strange happenings take place. Candide escapes to Paris, meets his resurrected love, they set sail to America, are separated, Candide finds El Dorado, where gold is everywhere, also in the sheep. When his ship sinks, Candide finds himself rowing in a boat with an illustrious round of kings and noblemen, pledging to a simple life and bursting into gambling when arriving in Venice. At the casino in Venice, Candide meets Kunegonde again, and they finally start a life based on their new found knowledge learned through their travels.
So there it is! A summary of what you can expect! The performances begin at Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00 P.M followed by performances on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, both at 8:00 P.M. and then a matinee at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 21. Ticket prices are $12.00 for public and $8.00 for Seniors a great deal! For more information check out the Oberlin College link.