Aria (1987)

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Ten directors interpret various operatic arias: On-screen titles [and sources] for segments (which are not numbered on-screen) are: [1] Un Ballo in Maschera Nicolas Roeg/Un Ballo in Maschera [extracts from "Un Ballo in Maschera" by Giuseppe Verdi] [2] La Vergine degli Angeli Charles Sturridge/La Forza del destino ["La Vergine degli Angeli" from "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi] [3] Armide Jean-Luc Godard/Armide ["Enfin il est en ma puissance" and other extracts from "Armide" by Jean-Baptiste Lully] [4] Rigoletto Julien Temple/Rigoletto ["La Donna è Mobile" and other extracts from "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi] [5] Die tote Stadt Bruce Beresford/Die tote Stadt ["The Lute Song" from "Die tote Stadt" by Erich Korngold [6] Les Boréades Robert Altman/Les Boréades ["Suite des vents", "Lieu désolé", "Jouissons, jouissons!" from "Les Boréades" by Jean-Philippe Rameau] [7] Liebestod Frank Roddam/Tristan und Isolde ["Liebestod" from "Tristan und Isolde" by Richard Wagner] [8] Nessun Dorma Ken Russell/Turandot ["Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini] [9] Depuis le jour Derek Jarman/Louise ["Depuis le jour" from "Louise" by Gustave Charpentier] [10] I Pagliacci Bill Bryden/I Pagliacci ["Vesti la Giubba" from "I Pagliacci" by Ruggiero Leoncavallo]

The beginning of Segment 10 is used as linking material between previous segments.

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