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:
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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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A star is born tonight... will she live to see tomorrow? See more »


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

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1 January 1991 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Many mishaps on set, including the death of one of the actors, led director Dario Argento to believe that the "Macbeth curse" also struck during the making of this film. See more »

Goofs

In the killer's POV shot entering the costume workshop, the camera and camera dolly are seen in a mirror on the right. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Saw II (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Opera Theme
by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor
By Arrangement with Ripple Music Ltd.
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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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