I do not read Italian,
nor speak it at all,
but music is universal,
so you know where I fall:
The lyrics are a complete mystery!
Thankfully the synopsis
provides me some history
to figure out what the fuss is about.
The composer is prolific,
with over 350 film scores to his name.
His stage musical is terrific --
it rarely bores or acts tame.
Like an Italian Leonard Bernstein
he injects it with jazzy rhythms and time.
The vocals are strong,
from soloist to throng.
The music is brilliant,
so how can one go wrong?
The story seems amusing
and the production is a delight
(though the sound does not quite take flight),
thus the 60-plus minutes do not feel too long.
With style from Broadway to baroque,
to blues to a neo-classical stroke,
this album is worth a listen.