KSL News Radio: What is an Operetta? Why Bernstein’s Operetta Candide is the Must See Performance this Year

Based on a novella by Voltaire, Bernstein’s Operetta Candide is a journey that takes you through the humorous misadventures of the title character, Candide. The satirical and comedic story was adapted to a musical performance by Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein is famous for the music of West Side Story and the musical stage performance of Peter Pan. To celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary year, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera present Candide.

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