Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Is "Las Hijas De Danao" A Remake Of The Classic Film "Diva"?

The thriller film Las Hijas de Danao is set in Paris during the 2005 urban riots. The opera is rehearsing to perform Salieri's Les Danaïdes, when a well-known soprano receives an anonymous threat. Coinciding with serious disturbances in the French capital, detectives do their best to infiltrate the opera company to solve the mystery. The director, Fran Kapilla, says the idea came out of the juxtaposition of the two worlds of protestors and the sophisticated opera society. If the plot sounds vaguely familiar, check out the description for Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 film Diva by clicking here. For more information about the film, visit the official website: See more cast photos, and find out the connection Montserrat Caballé has to this film, after the jump! [Source]

What possible connection could Spanish diva Montserrat Caballé have to the film Las Hijas de Danao? The famous painter Antonio Montiel plays the opera conductor in the film and he did a portrait of the soprano in 1990: