Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict. Her desperate attempts to wean the youth off the drug result in an incestuous relationship, but also in a possibility to reunite Joe--maybe even herself--with his real father, whose existence she has kept a secret from him.
Catherine & her son share a desire that will shock you.
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Your face is a mess. I'll clean it up.
[starts licking her face
Referenced in Good Morning, Night
'La Traviata' Act III, 'Preludio'
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
(as Orchestra and Chorus of "Teatro alla Scala")
Conducted by Tullio Serafin See more