What absolute fun! Orchestra out of a piano!!

This is a charming clip of Jan Kiepura having to prove in the classic old movie way that he really is an opera singer to get free of  prison time.  What I love, madly, is the woman at the courthouse with a PIANO, all ready to go and knowing not only the music to Verdi’s “Brindisi” of  La Traviata but also knowing the soprano part.  I want to know who the “old” lady is at the piano,  as she is very good and I just about howled as everyone then chips in and sings at the end.  Ah for a world where this might still be possible. Enjoy.   

~ by aprilemillo on November 12, 2007.

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