Nominated for a UK theatre award:
‘Achievment in Opera’
Director Jack Furness
Conductor Stuart Stratford
Design Tim Meacock
★★★★★ The Guardian
'as good, if not better, than anything to be seen at the Festival and Fringe'
★★★★★ The Herald
'deliciously witty and audacious'
★★★★★ The Telegraph
'sits perfectly with the utter idiocy of the Voltaire-inspired plot'
★★★★★ The Scotsman
'an extraordinarily enjoyable experience'
★★★★★ ScotsGay Arts
Opera in two acts
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book by Hugh Wheeler after Voltaire
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, with additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Leonard Bernstein
Orchestrations by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay; Musical continuity and additional orchestrations by John Mauceri
First performed at the Martin Beck Theatre, New York, on 1 December 1956
The ‘Scottish Opera version’ first performed at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on 19 May 1988'the not to be missed musical event of the season'