Aladdin turns out to not actually be from the original "Thousand and One Nights" but an addition by its French translator.
It's interesting that the Cole Porter Aladdin, being pre-Disney, seems based more on the 19th century English pantomimes. The Chinoiserie was probably added to performance tradition of the Aladdin pantomine sometime in the 19th century.
I found the yellowface hard to take. I don't agree that its storytale setting makes it less disturbing.
I found Sal Mineo and Anna Maria Alberghetti to be rather charming as a couple. Mineo's meager vocal performance was rather endearing. And Alberghetti's voice, lovely.
But on the whole, I found Cole Porter's jazzy songs ill matched with the show's orientalist orchestral fourishes. A rather sad farewell to a brilliant career.
The Du Pont odes to the joys of freon were chilling, no pun intended.