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Zeffirelli, Franco

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

180 editions published between 1968 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 3,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenagers fall in love, but are opposed by their families
Hamlet by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

157 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

112 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

147 editions published between 1976 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintaining the perfect balance between religious fervor and realism, this film depicts the life of Christ from His birth through His resurrection. It is acclaimed exceptional for its thorough Biblical and historical research written in consultation with leading Anglican, Catholic and Jewish religious authorities
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

93 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli's breakthrough version of Verdi's opera is an exquisitely designed, lavish production made expressly for this film. Placido Domingo makes his cinematic debut in this glorious production which also stars Teresa Stratas
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

86 editions published between 1995 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in an mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

66 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
Tea with Mussolini( Visual )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well
Jesus of Nazareth by William Barclay( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

57 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-act opera set in 19th-century Paris about a poor poet and his love for a beautiful girl who dies of tuberculosis
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in mythical Peking, Princess Turandot declares she will marry any man of royal blood who can solve three riddles she sets him. Failure to solve the riddles will result in execution. Prince Calaf, in spite of many entreaties not to do so, wishes to seek the hand of Turandot. Calaf solves the riddles, but gives Turandot another chance to be rid of him. Ultimately, Turandot discovers that love is the answer she needs
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's famous opera is brought to vivid life in this magnificent production. The immortal tale of the noble Moor and his beautiful young wife, and of his lieutenant, whose jealousy and lust for power lead him to commit the ultimate treason. Otello is a figure larger than life, driven by his own jealousy to murder the woman he adores. Placido Domingo as Otello is at his peak in this role
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

49 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli
Antony and Cleopatra by Samuel Barber( Recording )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast captures the gala performance that opened the new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's last opera. Based on Shakespeare's play, adapted as a libretto by director Franco Zeffirelli, it stars the great Leontyne Price as the legendary Queen of Egypt, opposite Justino Díaz as her lover, the Roman general Antony, and Jess Thomas as Caesar, who defeats him. Rosalind Elias is Cleopatra's servant, Charmian, and Ezio Flagello sings Enobarbus, Antony's lieutenant. Thomas Schippers conducts the Met's vast musical forces
Romeo & Juliet by Franco Brusati( )

3 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortune's Fool Here is William Shakespeare's brilliant play the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, set in Verona during a feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo, a Montague, falls desperately in love with Juliet, a Capulet, and the two secretly marry. Lyrical and poignant, this immortal play of star-crossed lovers will stay with you long after the play ends. 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet
Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Franco Zeffirelli presents a semi-autobiographical story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite stay in Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose mother has run off and whose father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest of Mary, an English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy life in Italy, and their initial response to the rise of fascism is to arrange a polite meeting with Mussolini to make sure he and his soldiers mean well
La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of poor artists in Paris. Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi who is ill and dies. Giacomo Puccini's fourth and best loved opera
Callas forever : music from the original film soundtrack by Alessio Vlad( )

5 editions published in 2002 in Italian and English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl on the balcony : Olivia Hussey finds life after Romeo & Juliet by Olivia Hussey( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career ... In this candid memoir, Olivia Hussey tells her story: from being an "It Girl" in swinging 60s London and her enduring friendship with Romeo & Juliet co-star Leonard Whiting, through three tumultuous marriages, motherhood, stage-four breast cancer, debilitating agoraphobia, bankruptcy, and ultimately, a journey of self-discovery in India that led her on a path to fulfillment"--Jacket
Callas forever by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautifully recreates the magic, passion and artistry of the opera diva Maria Callas, known as "the voice of the century". Gives a loving tribute to what could have possibly happened at the end of Callas's life, whose death came at the age of 53. Callas was a temperamental diva. She captured all the fiery intensity of legend on and off the stage. Her tempestuous relationship with her former manager is what finally persuades her to re-launch her career, despite her fading powers
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Romeo and Juliet
Jesus of NazarethOtelloThe girl on the balcony : Olivia Hussey finds life after Romeo & JulietZeffirelli Filistrucchi : memorie di un sodalizio artisticoAllegedly : the biography of Franco Zeffirelli
Alternative Names
Corsi , Franco

Corsi, Franco 1923-2019

Corsi, Franco Zeffirelli, 1923-2019

Corsi, Gian Fanco

Corsi Gian Franco

Corsi, Gian Franco, 1923-

Corsi, Gian Franco‏, 1923-2019

Corsi Gianfranco

Corsi, Gianfranco 1923-2019

Corsi Zeffirelli, Franco, 1923-2019

Corsi Zeffirelli, Gian Franco, 1923-2019

Corsi Zeffirelli, Gianfranco 1923-2019

Dzefirelli, Franko, 1923-2019

Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli director de escena y de cine italiano

Franco Zeffirelli Italiaans filmregisseur

Franco Zeffirelli Italiaanse regisseur en vervaardiger

Franco Zeffirelli italialainen ohjaaja ja poliitikko

Franco Zeffirelli Italian director and producer of films and television (1923-2019)

Franco Zeffirelli italienischer Regisseur

Franco Zeffirelli italiensk regissör

Franco Zeffirelli Italiensk regissør, produsent og skuespiller

Franco Zeffirelli italský herec a režisér

Franco Zeffirelli İtalyan sinema/televizyon yönetmeni ve yapımcısı (1923-2019)

Franco Zeffirelli olasz film- és televíziós rendező, producer

Franco Zeffirelli Olóṣèlú Ọmọ Orílẹ̀-èdè Italy

Franco Zeffirelli réalisateur, scénariste et producteur italien

Franco Zeffirelli regista, sceneggiatore, scenografo e politico italiano

Franco Zeffirelli włoski reżyser filmowy, scenarzysta

Francus Zeffirelli moderator

Franko Dzefirelli

Franko Zeffirelli

Zeffirelli, Franco Corsi, 1923-2019

Zeffirelli, Gian Franco, 1923-2019

Zeffirelli, Gianfranco, 1923-2019

Zeffirelli, Gianfranco Corsi

Zeffirelli, Gianfranco Corsi 1923-2019

Φράνκο Τζεφιρέλι Ιταλός ντεκορατέρ και σκηνοθέτης

Дзефирелли, Франко, 1923-2019

Дзеффирелли, Франко, 1923-2019

Франка Дзэфірэлі

Франко Дзефирели италиански режисьор

Франко Дзеффирелли

Франко Дзефіреллі

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제피렐리, 프란코 1923-2019

제피렐리, 프랑코 1923-2019

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