Atlanta Opera
through Mach 12, 2023

If you snooze, you lose; so hurry up and get your seats for Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. I’m pretty sure that when Voltaire penned this story he could not really have envisioned it hitting the boards in New York City in 1956.

This is a SUPERB performance with great costumes, sets, props, choreography and story-telling. The overture is the music you will always hear and immediately know what it is from. Dr. Pangloss is performed by Kevin Burdette, and he gets some stuff going with Cunegonde (Deanna Breiwick) and Candide (Jack Swanson); albeit there is a large cast and choral group and the orchestra in the pit is under the baton of James Lowe.

The bottom line is just that it just don’t get no better than this, and you will be absolutely thrilled.  They perform at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, so it’s easy to get to, plenty of garage parking, good seats throughout the house, and plenty of goodies. More info and last minte tickets at