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Zeffirelli, Franco

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
128 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the Franco Zeffirelli production of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
112 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,644 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
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )
73 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,808 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
78 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,760 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
92 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performance of Verdi's opera, telling the story of a beautiful courtesan dying from consumption, her love for a poor nobleman and the sacrifices she makes for him
Jesus of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess( Visual )
76 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Tea with Mussolini ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli's Tea with Mussolini is a story about a group of British and American travelers on an indefinite visit to Italy in 1935. Luca is a boy living in Florence whose family situation is precarious at best; his mother has run off and his father has little time for him. Fortunately, he's a welcome guest with Mary, a English woman visiting Italy to soak up European culture. Mary and her friends enjoy the cultured, creative atmosphere of 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
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )
51 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 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
Jesus of Nazareth by William Barclay( Book )
14 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in English and French and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reprise en édition de poche d'un ouvrage qui, dans son édition originale parue chez Denoël en 1978, se présentait sous la forme d'un magnifique album illustré d'une centaine de photos tirées du film de Franco Zeffirelli. Reproduction intégrale du récit de la vie de Jésus par William Barclay d'après les dialogues rédigés par Anthony Burgess pour le scénario du film. Réduction à un choix de quinze des quelque cent photos de l'album original
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )
39 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
40 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 953 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
52 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a Chinese princess who has her suitors that can't answer 3 riddles executed and how she eventually discovers love with a prince
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
57 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi's operatic version of Shakespeare's play Othello
Antony and Cleopatra by Samuel Barber( Recording )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 600 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )
39 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A live recording of the original production of Carmen, broadcasted for television on December 9, 1978
Callas forever by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 368 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
Pagliacci a film by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Visual )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera in one prologue and two acts
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pagliacci : A traveling troupe of entertainers, Canio, his wife Nedda, Peppe and Tonio, arrive in the village for an evening performance. Nedda and her lover, Silvio, a young lad from the village, plan to leave together that night. Tonio overhears the plot and tells Canio. A drama in two acts
Antony and Cleopatra : opera in three acts by Samuel Barber( )
12 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Callas forever music from the original film soundtrack by Alessio Vlad( )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Corsi , Franco
Corsi, Gian Franco
Corsi, Gian Franco 1923-
Corsi, Gianfranco.
Corsi, Gianfranco 1923-
Franco Zeffirelli
ゼッフィレッリ, フランコ
English (571)
Italian (329)
French (48)
German (37)
Spanish (12)
Multiple languages (6)
Turkish (1)
Persian (1)