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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Did You Know?
used many locations around his birth town Parma as links to his other movies and to his childhood. See more
Why did you break up?
Oh, he hated me, my voice. He wanted something different. He was selfish, and he... He was in love with his mother!
Referenced in Tony Manero
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Tenor Franco Corelli
Soprano Gabriella Tucci
Baritone Robert Merrill
Performed by Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma
(as Orchestra of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma)
Conducted by Thomas Schippers See more