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Opera

Alternative title
Terror at the Opera
Synopsis
Feature film. In this giallo a young opera singer, Betty (Marsillach) gets her big chance to sing Lady Macbeth when the previous star of an avant garde production of Verdi’s Macbeth breaks her leg. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target of a psychopath - a man she has been dreaming of since childhood - who forces her to watch the brutal killing of his victims. Several scenes from Verdi’s opera are included and there are references to the curse of the play.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1987
Duration
95 mins; 2900 feet

Credits

Director
Dario Argento
Producer
Dario Argento
Cinematographer
Ronnie Taylor
Screenplay
Dario Argento
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Design
Davide Basson
Cast
Michele Pertusisinging voice (Macbeth)
Elizabeth Norberg-Schultzsinging voice (Lady Macbeth)
Cristina MarsiliachBetty
Ian CharlesonMarco

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); horror films

Notes

Notes
CONDUCTING DARIO ARGENTO’S ‘OPERA’, a 36min documentary about the making of the film, and including comment from the director, is included in the Limited Edition DVD 2001 release.
General
Original music by Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Danial Lanois, Claudio Simonetti and Bill Wyman.
Reviews
Michael Sevastakis ‘Music, Murder and Macbeth’ in Kineoeye (Vol.2 no 12, 24 June 2002).

Production Company

Name

Associazione Direttori Cineproduzioni

Name

Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica

Online Retailer

Name

sendit.com

Email
care@sendit.com
Web
http://www.sendit.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0845 045 102
Fax
028 9043 0460
Address
Unit 2
42 The Cutts
Dunmurry
Belfast
BT2 8ED
Northern Ireland
Notes
Formerly known as ‘Blackstar’.

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