Leonardo Capalbo (Candide), Jane Archibald (Cunegonde), Anne Sofie von Otter (Old Lady), Thomas Allen (Dr Pangloss/Narrator)
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Marin Alsop
In the title role, Leonardo Capalbo offers charm, delicacy and a touch of melancholy. Jane Archibald makes an amiable Cunegonde, though her showpiece ‘Glitter and be gay’ doesn’t sparkle enough.... — More…
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Bernstein: Candide - Overture
- Marin Alsop, London Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein: Candide, Act One
- Marin Alsop, London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Allen, Leonardo Capalbo, Liam Bonthrone, Jane Archibald, London Symphony Chorus, Thomas Atkins, Marcus Farnsworth, Anne Sofie von Otter, Frederick Jones, Guildhall School Young Artists, Carmen Artaza, Lucy McAulay
Westphalian Fanfare - "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen"
Life Is Happiness Indeed - Parade
The Best of All Possible Worlds
"Class is dismissed" - Happy Instrumental
Oh, Happy We
"What is he doing to my sister?" - Candide Begins His Travels
It Must Be So (Candide's Meditation)
"The helping hand" - Battle Music - Westphalia Chorale - Battle Scene
"Candide, liberated by the battle"
"Candide and Dr Pangloss board a crowded ship" - Storm Music - Earthquake Music
Auto-da-fé (What a day)
The Paris Waltz
Glitter and Be Gay
"Suddenly, Candide rushes in" - You Were Dead, You Know
"Quick, Madame, The Jew!" - Entrance of the Jew - Entrance of the Archbishop - Travel to the Stables
I Am Easily Assimilated (Old Lady's Tango)
"The roués, though captivated!"
Bernstein: Candide, Act Two
- Marin Alsop, London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Allen, London Symphony Chorus, Leonardo Capalbo, Jane Archibald, Thomas Atkins, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marcus Farnsworth, Katherine McIndoe, Jonathan Eyers, Carmen Artaza, Lucy McAuley, Frederick Jones, Liam Bonthrone, Guildhall School Young Artists
My Love (Governor's Serenade)
"Senor, I must take advice"
We Are Women (Polka)
"Meanwhile, Candide stumbles on through the South American jungle" - Alleluia
Introduction to Eldorado - Sheep Song
Ballad of Eldorado
"Having arrived in Surinam"
"Of course, the ship sinks"
What's The Use
"Cunegonde!" - You Were Dead, You Know (Reprise)
"Sir, unhand that Odalisque" - Barcarolle (Reprise)
Universal Good (Life is Neither) - "Come, cast aside all vain speculations"
Make Our Garden Grow (Finale)