Directed by Istvan Szabo
An Hungarian, French and Great Britain co-production.
Istvan Szabo's first English-language film is the
erotic story of an opera star/seductress played by Glenn Close who sets her sights on a
young conductor played by Niels Arestrup. The torrid romance is played against the
romantic music of Richard Wagner and against the world of opera--full of its bizarre
characters, power mongering and power plays, lovers, wives, ex-lovers and ex-wives and