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GIUSEPPE PENNISI discovers,
via Bernstein's 'Candide', why we don't live in
'the best of all possible worlds'

 

Lenny Bernstein loved Rome, where he has been honorary chairman of the National Santa Cecilia Academy from 1983 until 1990. Yet his masterpiece for the opera theatre, Candide, only reached the stage of Teatro dell'Opera on 18 January 2012, a much deserved posthumous homage to one of the most important composers and conductors of the twentieth century. Candide had already been seen and heard in Rome. I remember a magnificent concert performance some fifteen years ago at the National Santa Cecilia Academy with Jeffrey Tate in the pit and June Anderson in the key-role of Cunegonde...

Copyright © 21 January 2012 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN

CANDIDE

TEATRO DELL'OPERA

ROME

ITALY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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