Great Performances - Season 32, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' with the New York Philharmonic


Episode Info

"Leonard Bernstein's Candide." Kristin Chenoweth and Patti LuPone costar as Cunegonde and the Old Lady, opposite opera's Paul Groves (in the title role) and Thomas Allen (Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire/ Narrator) in the 1956 operetta, based on Voltaire's novella about the worldly wanderings of an 18th-century baron's bastard nephew. Songs include "Glitter and Be Gay." Marin Alsop conducts the New York Philharmonic. Lonny Price directs. Taped at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in May 2004.


Patti LuPone
as Old Lady
Paul Groves
as Candide
Thomas Allen
as Narrator/Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire
Jeff Blumenkrantz
as Maximillian
Stanford Olsen
as Vanderdendur/Ragotski
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