A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Marsillach ...
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Marco
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Inspector Alan Santini
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Mira
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Giulia
Antonella Vitale ...
Marion
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Stefano
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Signora Albertini
Antonino Iuorio ...
Baddini (as Antonio Juorio)
Carola Stagnaro ...
Alma's mother
Francesca Cassola ...
Alma
Maurizio Garrone ...
Maurizio, the raven trainer
Cristina Giachino ...
Maria, the assistant director
György Gyõriványi ...
Miro
Bjorn Hammer ...
Cop #1
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Storyline

A young opera singer (Betty) gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is run over by a car. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target (in Argento's unmistakable style) of a psychopath - a man she has been dreaming of since childhood. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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obsession. murder. madness. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong terror and violence, and for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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1 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to star Urbano Barberini, it would take hours for everyone to re-capture the crows after they were released in the opera house for filming. Around 140 crows were used, but only 60 sum were ever retrieved. The others apparently escaped from the opera house during filming. See more »

Goofs

During the shootout in Betty's apartment as the masked killer dives out of the way of a shot, and the camera quickly pans after him, a crew member is visible on the right side of the frame, trying to get out of the way. See more »

Quotes

Betty: I am nothing like my mother. Nothing like her!
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Soundtracks

Macbeth
(excerpt)
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz (as Elisabetta Norberg Schulz) soprano, Paola Leolini Soprano,
Andrea Piccinni (as Andrea Piccini) Tenor, Michele Pertusi Baritone, with "Artouro Toscanini" Symphonic Orchestra of Emilia and ROmagna
Recorded at the Elite Studio of Sermide (MN)
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Dario Argento-master of terror...
7 February 2000 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

"Opera" is one of the greatest achievements in horror genre. This masterful picture has everything what should be in the pure horror movie:good, captivating story, a lot of symbols, wonderful visuals and plenty of gore. The killings are very shocking and bloody. An unforgettable atmosphere of dread and fear. A must-see for a true Argento fan, so if you get a chance watch it.


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