English National Opera in association with The Photographers Gallery asked people to upload their own images inspired by ENO’s production of Candide around the theme of ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’.

The image above was chosen as our winner.  Photographer Jaynel was inspired by  ‘Make our Garden Grow’ from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.

“Let dreamers dream
What worlds they please
Those Edens can’t be found.
The sweetest flowers,
The fairest trees
Are grown in solid ground.”

Winner Janel recieves a funky fifties style Diana camera, a year’s membership to The Photographers’ Gallery (London) plus two free tickets to see Candide and a bottle of champagne.

Many thanks to everyone who uploaded a photo! 

Here are some more of our favourites:

To see all the images http://www.flickr.com/groups/candide/pool/ 

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Candide Culture Minute

July 7, 2008

Check out Candide covered by Telegraph.TV’s Culture Minute:

Candide on Telegraph.TV\'s Culture Minute
Candide on Telegraph.TV\

Click on the image to see the video.

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Our photography competition with the Photographers Gallery closes on Thursday.  Visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/candide or see https://englishnationalopera.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/thr-pursuit-of-happiness-a-photography-competition-from-eno/ for more information.

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Thanks to the West End Whingers for their review of Candide including a link to our audience reviews: http://www.enoinsideout.org.uk/eno/?page_id=97

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The Pursuit of Happiness??...

Candide: The Pursuit of Happiness??...

Calling all budding photographers! English National Opera, in association with The Photographers Gallery would like to offer you the chance to win a funky fifties style Diana camera, a year’s membership to The Photographers’ Gallery (London) plus two free tickets to see Candide and a bottle of champagne.

Voltaire’s Candide is a naïve optimist whose travels around the world in pursuit of happiness are challenged by a series of adverse circumstances – to great comic effect! Inspired by Voltaire’s masterpiece, Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, On the Town) wrote the musical Candide which maximises the deliciously rich content of the novel by combining the philosophical, the dramatic and the comedic in one witty and entertaining masterpiece.

ENO is delighted to be staging an outstanding production of Candide at the London Coliseum from 23 June to 12 July and in this adaptation, Director Robert Carson has set the story in post-war America of the 1950s offering a new angle on Candide’s optimism in the wake of the international horror of WWII.

Voltaire’s Candide has, therefore been an inspiration to creative talents across the centuries! How does it inspire you?

We want to see your photographs inspired by Candide’s travels in pursuit of happiness. Taking inspiration from this story in its various guises we’d like to hear what Candide’s philosophy means to you!

For more inspiration, check out our interview with director Robert Carsen: www.eno.org/candide/video.html or watch our series of behind the scenes films: englishnationalopera.wordpress.com

To Enter The Pursuit of Happiness competition

Upload your photograph entitled ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ to our Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/candide. Deadline is Thursday 10 July. A winner will be chosen and notified by Friday 11 July 2008 and the winning image published in our blog englishnationalopera.wordpress.com.

We look forward to receiving all your entries and wish you the best of luck. You can enter as many images as you like, but the winner will be chosen on its relevance to the title ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ and to ENO’s production of Candide. www.eno.org/candide
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