Saturday, May 13, 2017

Elizabeth Taylor in an opera "Aida"🎭 w/in a movie "Young Toscanini"🎥

It's weird that the only fake Egyptian wearing black face in the "Aida" scene of the biopic film "Young Toscanini" is Elizabeth Taylor:

who didn't wear black face when she played "Cleopatra".

This biopic of Toscanini portrays Brazilian opera audience members as more poorly behaved than Philadelphia football fans, who booed Santa, but possibly because he might've been a wee bit under the weather, I by under the weather, I mean drunk:

The guy who played Santa, Frank Olivo, admits to being skinny (at the time), but doesn't admit to being drunk:

Any way, this Santa booing excuse sounds like it was plagiarized from "Miracle on 34th Street"

Philadelphians, purportedly the city of brotherly love, also attacked a poor, harmless robot, so I don't know what the excuse is for that:

The credits for the clips below:

"Young Toscanini" (based on the early years of conductor Arturo Toscanini, 1867-1957)
His unexpected debut in Verdi's "Aida" and an inspired Diva speaks out....
Elizabeth Taylor (as the Diva) and C. Thomas Howell (as Arturo Toscanini)
Carto Bergonzi (as the tenor)
(w/ John Rhys-Davies & Sophie Ward)
Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Petruzelli (Bari)
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Distributed by Force Video

Here's a youtube clip of the same scene that stops before Elizabeth Taylor delivers her speech:

And in case you felt cheated and wondered what it would look like to see Elizabeth Taylor lip synch to opera:

I believe Elizabeth Taylor, herself, would admit it was odd for her to be cast as an opera diva since she self deprecatingly admitted in "That's Entertainment!" to not possessing a strong singing voice:

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