With less than one week left until the beginning of its anniversary 100th season, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre is buzzing with the rehearsals of Leonard Bernstein’s operetta “Candide”, which shall launch the season on the 13th of September. Are you ready for this most intriguing premiere? If not, we suggest you visit open events at the Red Foyer of the theatre on 9-11 September, dedicated especially to “Candide”.
Three evenings, three events introducing this latest premiere. They are all very different, just as “Candide”; the latter certainly can’t be discussed in one short evening.
On 9 September at 6 p.m. we invite you to get to know “Candide” from the point of view of the production: you shall meet with two creators of the premiere, director Vincent Boussard (France) and music director-conductor Sesto Quatrini (Italy). The conversation shall be held in English (without translation).
On 10 September at 6 p.m. we offer you a chance to look at “Candide” from the point of view of a philosopher: discussion “Candide and the Culture of Today” shall feature philosopher Viktoras Bachmetjevas, reviewer of politics and philosopher Paulius Gritėnas and writer Aušra Kaziliūnaitė.
On 11 September at 6 p.m. “Candide” shall be revealed through the point of view of the composer: lecture “The Garden that Bernstein Grew” shall be given by opera critic Polina Lyapustina (in English without translation).
The first performances of “Candide” shall grace the stage of the LNOBT on 13, 14, 15 and 17 September.