Wednesday, March 08, 2006
My Met Opera World and my Broadway World are converging. After I saw my first opera Rigoletto, I felt that what I had just seen was really just the ultimate musical - a story told with song on a grander scale than on the Broadway stage. After seeing Picker's An American Tragedy at the Met and on and off Broadway a number of Sondheim works, i.e., Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Passion, and Sweeney Todd, Kushner and Tesori's Caroline, or Change and recently LaChuisa's See What I Wanna See, I know that Michael John LaChiusa is right - it's all musical theatre. These are the works I long for - they challenge the mind and stir my soul with smart lyrics and soaring scores.