This film features the work of 10 filmmakers who have fashioned brief, imaginative dramatic vignettes set to well-known operatic arias. The resulting anthology is a mixed bag of successes and flops. Among the successes are Nicolas Roeg's musing on assassination set to an aria by Guiseppi Verdi, Ken Russell's vignette about the hallucinations of an auto crash victim accompanied by the music of Giacomo Puccini, and Jean-Luc Godard's piece set in a body-building gym which visualizes a work by Jean Baptiste Lully.