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The polar-opposite worlds of opera and horror collide in this gory giallo film from director Dario Argento. Christina Marsillach (Tom Hanks' romantic interest in Every Time We Say Goodbye) stars as Betty, a beautiful understudy who gets an unlikely break to play the female lead in a contemporary opera of Verdi's Macbeth. Her fear of Macbeth's notorious curse proves to have foundation when a psychopath with a strange connection to Betty murders a stage hand in the midst of her debut and later kills several ravens being used in the opera. Characters introduced at this point who could… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Italian horror master Dario Argento may have the most lopsided strengths and weaknesses of any director I've experienced."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Singing its praises!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, About.com
"With its grand scale and brooding themes, the art of opera fits neatly with Argento's lavish stylistics and dark preoccuptations as a filmmaker"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"An art film through and through, though it be an art film with an unusual number of bloody deaths... one of Argento's most memorable films."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Stylish, but inane and sadistic Argento thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"very possibly a dark parody of The Sound of Music"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Argento's masterful use of colors and music keep help to keep the film feeling fresh."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Argento's Opera is a film of rare beauty, a celebration of love's absence and the ferocious force of the gaze."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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