Aria Poster

Release Date: May 20th, 1988

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 1999

R|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
In this opera-based anthology, 10 directors interpret 10 popular arias. Among others, Robert Altman imagines the opening night of Jean-Philippe Rameau's "Les Boréades" in 1734 Paris; Jean-Luc Godard envisions Jean-Bapiste Lully's "Armide" as the story of French maids desperately trying to seduce burly bodybuilders lifting weights at the gym; and Julien Temple stages Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto" with synchronous infidelities occurring at the same hotel.

Cast: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Buck Henry, Roy Hyatt, Sevilla Delofski, Ruth Halliday, Arthur Cox, Dennis Holmes

Director: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple

Genres: Musical

Keywords: Offbeat, Husband, Love, 1930s, Forbidden love, 1980s, Wife, Moving, Fall, Creative, Hotel