Composer: Bernstein, Leonard
Hadley, Jerry/Anderson, June
The historic concert that preceded Bernstein's only recording of Candide! Bernstein narrates & conducts the definitive version of his masterpiece in this final revised 1989 version. Featuring Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green, Christa Ludwig,Nicolai Gedda, Della Jones and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
"What makes the video special is the sheer 'liveness' of it... the singers radiate in a way that is simply not possible on a recording." - Musical America
"There is an urgency to nearly every utterance, as if Bernstein were seeking genuine experience out of each of Candide's adventures." - Wall Street Journal
Videotaped at the Barbican Centre, London, 13 December 1989.
Fullscreen DVD - NTSC format - 147 minutes