Welcome to Bellacopia
Welcome to Bellacopia, an imaginary island that could have existed in one of the most creative times in history: The Renaissance Era. The story of a young chef named Baba Linguini unfolds in this tale that echoes ancient mythology in a Quest for eternal youth and beauty. If you are viewing this page you have probably read the synopsis or have the script in hand. "The Sauce of Immortality" is a musical fantasy and satire about the power of creativity, human vanity, and the desire for fame. It's a feature-length screenplay with a multi-cultural cast of characters reflecting our global society.
Songs from "THE SAUCE of IMMORTALITY"
The songs below will be best appreciated in the context of the story, so please read the script as you listen to the tracks below.
The real HERMETO PASCOAL is a force of Nature. We think he is a good choice to play the Big Chef stirring the galaxy of stars in the mythical opening scene.
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Baba's early life is depicted in a scene at Papo's chef school. Kids are gathered in an amazing kitchen with chopping blocks, burners, and tools to practice the art of "Fire and Spice". Papo demonstrates that the life of a chef is everything from practicing culi-nary skills to cleaning messes, and serving people. Papo sings Rossini's "La Danza".
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Leonardo, Galileo and Nostrodumas gather at the observatory during a planetary align-ment to begin a revival of the "Sauce of Immortality". The guardians of the Holy Mole´ reveal the unfinished masterpiece with the expectation of finding a chef to discover the final ingredients.
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The Linguini Brotherhood celebrates their "Chef of Destiny" at Galileo's observatory. Baba cannot resist the powerful persuasion of a roomful of Renaissance legends, all willing to seduce him with song and dance.
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Baba plays his lute for the Aqua Sprites who guard the Neptune Orchid in the Valley of Narcissus. They are delighted, and promise to give it to him. Captivated by his own reflection and the hypnotic charms of the Sprites, Baba wants to stay. Zinfandella enters with a new song to break the spell.
Genius musician, composer and entertainer HERMETO PASCOAL is a Brazilian treasure. His spontaneous creativity and humor have inspired this animated character of the same name. Hermeto has agreed to participate in the "Sauce of Immortality" project, by allowing us to use his name, image, and even his music, although none of his original compositions are yet available on this page.
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In our story, Hermeto is a blind musician and master of the sixth sense. He sets the tone for playfulness and creativity . This first song, written in Hermeto's musical style, describes what is happening around him in the artistic world of Bellacopia.
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After four years of schooling on the main-land of Italy, Zinfandella is returning by ship to Bellacopia longing to see her childhood friend, Baba Linguini. Baba sings to her from a balcony overlooking the sea, un-aware of her arrival. Zin sings from the deck of a sailing vessel in this romantic duet.
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Baba demonstrates his culinary skills as head chef and teacher at Aunt Chovi's Bistro. In what looks like a combination of martial arts and cooking, the kitchen crew follows the beat as Baba's delivers his mes-sage. Limbs fly as they imitate Baba's methods of cuts, chops, slices and spices.
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Under the stars in Leonardo's vineyard, Baba and Zin see their love revealed in the heavens. Soaring above the Earth, they merge with the Universe and sing a duet.
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Baba has gone blind from eating Falcon Seeds, and Hermeto teaches him how to use his sixth sense to find the final ingre-dient. The Moly Root is hidden in the earth and Hermeto knows how to talk to Nature and listen for answers. He demonstrates for Baba so he can complete the Quest.
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Narcissist and head chef at the Prancing Pig, Prince Machabelli is a legend in his own mind. He serves up exquisitely medi-orcre entertainment at Zinfandella's home-coming celebration. He's a wannabe with everything it takes, except talent.
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Zinfandella brings a gypsy flair to her performance at Aunt Chovi's Bistro. Baba has gained the favor of Leonardo and an invitation to join the Quest for the Sauce of Immortality. Zin enchants the entire room, and creates electricity on the dance floor.
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Baba meets with the Genius Trio to search ancient books for clues where to find the next ingredient. On wings of thought, they rise to the occasion to discover what cannot be found in Leonardo's immense library.
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The flamboyant Hans performs the closing song as a conga line grows onto the street from the Bistro. Main characters celebrate a new chapter of life, and Baba has returned to the job he loves. Bellacopia has survived a volcanic eruption and an attack from the armada of Duke Vincenzio on the previous night. He and his sister Mona Lisa have left the island and a feeling of balance has been restored, despite injuries of war and stains of humiliation.