Re: [Videolib] Cleopatra

deg farrelly (deg.farrelly@asu.edu)
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 10:17:13 -0700

Aida is an opera set in Egypt. It was a signature role for Leontyne Price,
an African-American opera diva.

It is possible this is what your patron is remembering?

Plot summary:

The action takes place in ancient Egypt, and tells of the love of Radames,
the captain of the guard, for a slave girl, Aida. She is the daughter of the
King of Ethiopia, who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops.
Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried
alive. He is joined by Aida, who dies with him.

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> From: "Beasley, Sarah" <beasleys@carnegielibrary.org> > Reply-To: "videolib@library.berkeley.edu" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 11:04:50 -0400 > To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Conversation: Cleopatra > Subject: [Videolib] Cleopatra > > Hi, > > I have a patron looking for a movie she saw on TV when she was a child > and she has very sketchy details. It's a version of Cleopatra and she > saw it sometime between the mid 60's - early 70's (she thinks on the > early side of that range). Her memory of the film is that it has a > majority or all-black cast and that the sets looked very much like the > Elizabeth Taylor version of Cleopatra. She doesn't think it was a > opera, but didn't rule it out entirely. Originally she thought the > title was Cleopatra, but decided perhaps she was mistaken. Anyone have > any ideas? (I've checked some of the usual sources, but I'm reluctant > to list the specifics since it wouldn't hurt if someone double checked > me!) > > Thanks, > Sarah > > Sarah Beasley > Manager, Film and Audio Department > Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh > 4400 Forbes Avenue > Pittsburgh, PA 15213 > 412.622.1918 > beasleys@carnegielibrary.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > Videolib@library.berkeley.edu > http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

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