Semiramide (June Anderson), the queen of Babylon, has killed her husband and must find a new king. Although Assur (Samuel Ramey) is courting Semiramide, the queen, meanwhile, is falling in love with Arsace (Marilyn Horne), her long-lost son. Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera of New York and directed by John Copley, this performance of Rossini's final opera boasts an acclaimed cast and high production values.
Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers.
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.
Have you watched Semiramide: Rossini: Metropolitan Opera yet? What did you think about it?