Candide at the English National Opera

Candide tickets - English National Opera, The London Coliseum

I’m not normally an opera-going sort of chap, but we popped along to see a production of Candide by the English National Opera at The London Coliseum.

Candide tickets - English National Opera, The London Coliseum

Voltaire’s story of a young bloke hell-bent on follow his tutor’s philosophy of cheery and perpetual optimism in the face of endless personal disasters is an entertaining tale, and the performance and stage sets were spectacular and exquisite.

Candide tickets - English National Opera, The London Coliseum

Unfortunately, pre-show photography is completely banned in the beautiful theatre on some fuzzy grounds of “copyright,”  so here’s a few snatched shots at the beginning and end.
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 Candide tickets - English National Opera, The London Coliseum

Candide tickets - English National Opera, The London Coliseum

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