One of my favorite things to do in New York in the summer is take long walks at night. It's less hot and humid, and the streets are less crowded. Charles Strouse's jazzy, introspective melody for "Blame It On The Summer Night" is a perfect match for starlit strolls. The operatic lilt in the song as originated on Broadway by soprano Teresa Stratas (and on the original cast album by Julia Migenes) gives the piece the extra emotional tug to carry the story and Stephen Schwartz's dramatic lyrics.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.