Candide

Candide

4.5 7
Director: Lonny Price

Cast: Leonard Bernstein, Lonny Price, Paul Groves, Kristin Chenoweth

     
 

Leonard Bernstein's musical adaptation of the classic Voltaire comedy gets an impressive new staging with a stellar cast in this made-for-television semi-staged adaptation. Paul Groves stars as Candide, the illegitimate son of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tronck (Michael McCormick), who has been taught by the idealistic Dr. Pangloss (Sir Thomas Allen) that "all is for the best… See more details below

Overview

Leonard Bernstein's musical adaptation of the classic Voltaire comedy gets an impressive new staging with a stellar cast in this made-for-television semi-staged adaptation. Paul Groves stars as Candide, the illegitimate son of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tronck (Michael McCormick), who has been taught by the idealistic Dr. Pangloss (Sir Thomas Allen) that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds." However, Candide is sent away from his home in Westphalia when the baron learns that Candide has become romantically involved with his daughter Cunegonde (Kristin Chenoweth), and it isn't long before his experiences wandering the world put his optimistic views to a severe test. Leonard Bernstein's Candide also features Patti LuPone as The Old Lady, with Marin Alsop leading the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; this recording of Lonny Price's acclaimed production was originally created for the PBS series Great Performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
UPC:
0014381276220
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:56:00
Sales rank:
5,805

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Overture [2:41]
2. Life Is Happiness Indeed [7:35]
3. Best of All Possible Worlds [3:28]
4. Oh, Happy We [4:47]
5. It Must Be So (Candide's First Meditation) [4:34]
6. Westphalia Chorale [2:34]
7. Dear Boy [5:43]
8. Auto-Da-Fe' [4:33]
9. Candide's Lament [3:46]
10. Paris Waltz Scene [2:40]
11. Glitter and Be Gay [7:22]
12. You Were Dead, You Know [12:33]
13. I Am Easily Assimilated [4:25]
14. Quartet Finale [3:23]
15. Entr'acte [2:11]
16. My Love (Governor's Serenade) [5:06]
17. We Are Women (Polka) [3:55]
18. Alleluia [3:33]
19. Quiet [3:39]
20. Introduction to Eldorado [1:10]
21. Sheep Song [1:49]
22. Ballad of Eldorado [5:04]
23. Bon Voyage [2:54]
24. What's the Use [9:41]
25. Make Our Garden Grow (Finale) [6:07]
26. End Credits [:47]

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