from Act I of the English opera Candide
by Leonard Bernstein
Libretto: Richard Wilbur
, a bastard in a noble family
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: Westphalia, 18th century
Synopsis: After the castle of Thunder-ten-Tronck, the home Candide has known forever, is destroyed along with its inhabitants, Candide decides that he must head out on his own. He does not look forward to leaving all he knew, but tries to find whatever good he can find.