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Here’s what they’re saying about Candide

Arts Hub 5 Star Rating

“The Queensland Symphony Orchestra, under the inspired baton of Paul Kildea, is placed on the stage, allowing the sublime music to drive the picaresque narrative.”

“Probets gives a career-defining performance…in this very funny, ­utterly likable and deceptively moving night in the theatre. Christine Johnston’s Old Lady with only one buttock…it’s roll-in-the-aisles stuff, true to her Kransky Sisters pedigree…”

The Australian

“Opera. Dark, heavy and boring, right? Wrong! ‘Candide’ is the complete opposite. It is light, funny charming and very engaging.”


“OperaQ’s production of Candide is an absolute triumph leaving audiences on an undeniable high courtesy of its joyous, soul-stirring magic of music and voices combined.”

Blue Curtains Brisbane

“…Bradley Daley is a hoot and offers terrific support in so vividly portraying a governor, swindler and captain.”

“David Hobson’s fawn-in-the-forest optimism is believable with beautifully sustained ending notes.”

“The exhuberant music vigorously and incisively brought to life by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the energized and compelling conducting of Paul Kildea.”


Opera Queensland’s ‘Candide’ – wow! Seriously stunning, superb talent – go see it. You will cry laughing, guaranteed.”
Linda Peach

“Opera at Jimbour! Die Fledermaus. Magnificent. Candide in Brisbane. Stunning. What a week for Opera Queensland.”
Ian Frazer

“If you are in Brisbane this week, go to Candide! It’s delightful in every way. Perfect casting, great direction. Fabbo.”
Alison Rae Jones

Candide – best show ever!”
Katina Balson


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