NZ Opera presents Candide


Voltaire’s satirical tale of mindless optimism comes to life with Bernstein’s brilliant score. Sparkling with wit and humour, Candide is part opera, part musical and entirely irreverent, drawing on everything from European operetta to Latin American dance rhythms.

We follow our hero Candide and his sweetheart, Cunégonde, as they journey through a mad and chaotic world populated by a seemingly endless cast of vicious, greedy, lustful and manipulative characters.

Auckland Town Hall will be refashioned into “The Best of All Possible Worlds” for this stunning new production from New Zealand Opera as part of this year’s Auckland Arts Festival.

Auckland Town Hall
23 - 25 March

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