PREVIEW: Candide

Come celebrate American composer, conductor, and pianist Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with the University Opera Theatre and University Symphony Orchestra!

Bernstein’s opera is adapted from a satirical novella of the same name by Voltaire. It follows the title character, an optimistic young man named Candide, on his adventures across the globe, and is known for its emotional power.

Performances will take place at the Power Center on Nov. 8 at 7:30 PM, Nov. 9 & 10 at 8 PM, and
Nov. 11 at 2 PM. Tickets are $24 or $30 for the general public, and $12 with a student ID. This event is also on the Passport to the Arts, so grab one to get a ticket for free! For more information, visit

If you would like to see one of the works of an American musical great right here at the University of Michigan, don’t miss the School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s performance of Candide!



JM is a dual degree student in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the College of Engineering. Some of her favorite things include running, reading, all things creative, purple, and zebras.

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