Milwaukee Opera Theatre will perform “Candide” at Carroll University on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in room B13 of Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave, Waukesha. Seating is very limited. Tickets are $25 premium reserved, $20 general admission and $15 students/seniors. To order tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800.838.3006. Tickets will not be available at the door or sold by Carroll University.
“Candide” is a tale of romance and woe, originally written by Voltaire and adapted by Hugh Wheeler. Music is by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics are by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim and John Latouche. In one lightning-paced act, the hapless bastard cousin Candide is expelled from home, drafted into the Bulgarian army, brought before the Spanish Inquisition, swindled out of a fortune, shipwrecked on a desert isle and separated time and again from his true love Cunegonde. Through it all, Candide remembers the lesson of his dear master Dr. Pangloss, “Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.”
With “Candide,” MOT brings intimate opera to a whole new level, staging this masterwork in the simplest of surroundings – ordinary classrooms. Seated at desks and in chairs, the audience will be surrounded on all sides. Additional performances will be at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Pius XI High School in Milwaukee and UW-Milwaukee.
For more information, visit www.milwaukeeoperatheatre.org.