Bernstein, Leonard: Candide (Scottish Opera version) (1988) 145' Comic operetta in two acts (adaption of New York City Opera House version by Mauceri, Miller and Wells)
Music Text Book by Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire. Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein (E).
Scoring Major roles: S,2M,T,T/Bar,Bar; minor roles: 2S,4T,6Bar,2B; chorus
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World premiere of version 5/17/1988 Theatre Royal, Glasgow Jonathan Miller, director / Scottish Opera / John Mauceri
Recommended Recording Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones, Kurt Ollmann, Clive Bayley, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein Deutsche Grammophon 429 734-2