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This is Dario Argento's best film so far. This, together with Phenomena ranks first!
Opera is a 1987 Italian giallo film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Cristina Marsillach, Urbano Barberini, and Ian Charleson. Cinematography is done by Ronnie Taylor while Brian Eno and Claudio Simonetti composed the film's score. The film was released in the United States under the title Terror at the Opera. The film was one of Argento's most commercially successful films having 1,363,912 cinema goers in his native country Italy.
Argento's 1987 follow-up to Phenomena centers around a young, insecure opera singer named Betty (Cristina Marsillach). After the lead in Verdis's Macbeth is injured in an auto accident, Betty is reluctently thrust into the role in the opera. During her first performance, a murder takes place in one of the opera boxes. Mysterious murders continue throughout the film as Betty is stalked and those around her meet their unfortunate end. The killer binds and places tape under Betty's eyelids with needles attached so she is unable to blink,...