The ENO season comes to a close with Robert Carsen's version of Bernstein's comic operetta, with sharply observed satire, dazzling costumes and sets.

Director Carsen’s award-winning new ENO co-production features a company and orchestra of over 100, ingenious sets and colourful costumes. Toby Spence, Anna Christy, Marnie Breckenridge, Alex Jennings and Beverley Klein lead the outstanding cast.

Based on Voltaire’s satirical masterpiece, Candide follows the journey of a young man who is determined to follow his tutor’s philosophy of absolute optimism – ‘all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds’. However, his beliefs are severely challenged when he leaves the sheltered environment of his home to embark on an epic journey across 1950s America…

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