Passion: Sondheim, Lapine, and the Opera Impulse Revived
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $50
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“I chose to think of the show as one long, rhapsodic love song, musically relentless, the recitative where necessary morphing into formal patterns, and as much of the dialogue underscored as possible.”
Thus, Stephen Sondheim embarked on his third groundbreaking project with collaborator James Lapine, a unique attempt to fuse the characteristics of the American musical play and the opera impulse.