Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away where he meets the unhappy unhealthy Fosca who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make him love her. Film of the Broadway production. Written by
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and James Lapine
recalled on the DVD commentary that this show had huge problems in rehearsals, partly because Fosca was so unlikeable and partly because elements that were familiar to 19th century audiences appeared bizarre to 20th century audiences. Donna Murphy
reminded the other commentators that at one preview performance, when Fosca collapsed, the audience applauded. See more
Why is love so easy to give, and so hard to receive?
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Jere Shea
, Marin Mazzie
and Donna Murphy See more