With the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra Conductor: Paul Kildea
Glitter and be gay!
Opera Australia and Sydney Festival join forces for a very special Mazda Opera in The Domain – Leonard Bernstein’s extravagent comedy, Candide.
Based on Voltaire’s satiric novel of 1759, Candide is hilarious, harsh and hedonistic, and features some of American music theatre’s greatest moments.
Blindly following the advice of his tutor Pangloss (Paul McDermott), the relentlessly optimistic Candide (David Hobson) careers through a series of wild adventures and astonishing coincidences, to return home to his beloved Cunegonde (Emma Matthews) enlightened by a new, more realistic philosophy of life.
This free performance offers Sydney a delicious opportunity to indulge in an evening of musical luxury with a cast of some of Australia’s best-loved singers, including Judi Connelli, the Opera Australia Chorus and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra conducted by Paul Kildea.
We strongly recommend using public transport – call 131 500 for information. Limited spaces will be available for RTA Mobility Parking Scheme Permit Holders and must be booked before the event on 02 8006 5700.
Patrons are reminded of the following guidelines:
• No pegging into the ground or reserving of unattended areas
• No high chairs or beach umbrellas
• No plastic sheeting or ice on the grass as this kills the lawns
• Festival in The Domain concerts are Waste Wise Events so please recycle using the waste system provided and help save our environment.
No need to BYO!
A whole range of food and drinks will be available from early afternoon through to the end of the evening. Wine and beer will be available at the Festival bars.
DO BRING sunscreen, extra water and a hat.