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Zeffirelli, Franco

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

217 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love and encounter opposition from their families
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

99 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mel Gibson's richest and most regal screen role to date has been the title role in this dynamic version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli ..."--Container
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

132 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,967 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 traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

104 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,601 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
Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,381 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
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franco Zeffirelli creates an unforgettable portrait in his legendary interpretation of the life of Jesus. Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, it brings to life all the majesty and sweeping drama of the life of Jesus as told in the Gospels. A star-studded international cast adds depth and humanity to the roles of the saints, sinners and ordinary people who walked in the footsteps of the Lord
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

71 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling, insightful look at the early years of Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a life of wealth and comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world
Jesus of Nazareth by William Barclay( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French translation of "Jesus of Nazareth". The life of Jesus based on Franco Zeffirelli's film
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

65 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Visual )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 983 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Vickers was one of the most magnetic singing actors of the 20th century and Otello one of his greatest roles. He understood how to combine Shakespeare's rich characterization and Verdi's dramatic music to create an overwhelming figure, one whose death left audiences deeply shaken. Vickers is perfectly partnered by James Levine's conducting and the Met's sensational orchestra and chorus. Renata Scotto is an appealing Desdemona, Cornell MacNeil is a menacing Iago, and Franco Zeffirelli's production is deservedly legendary
Antony and Cleopatra by Samuel Barber( Recording )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 593 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
Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's Tosca
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 434 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. Nedda will not identify her lover. Mad with rage and jealousy, Canio stabs her during a performance
Pagliacci a film by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Visual )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in one prologue and two acts
Callas forever by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Callas forever music from the original film soundtrack by Alessio Vlad( )

5 editions published in 2002 in Italian and English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antony and Cleopatra : opera in three acts by Samuel Barber( )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The champ by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ex-boxing champion managing to support his son while training for his comeback. He also fights a custody battle that continues until the Champ returns to the ring, where he wins--and loses
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Alternative Names
Corsi, Gian Franco

Corsi, Gian Franco 1923-

Corsi, Gianfranco.

Corsi, Gianfranco 1923-

Franciscus Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli director de cine italiano

Franco Zeffirelli Italiaans filmregisseur

Franco Zeffirelli italialainen poliitikko

Franco Zeffirelli Italian director and producer of films and television

Franco Zeffirelli italienischer Regisseur

Franco Zeffirelli réalisateur, scénariste et producteur italien

Franco Zeffirelli regista italiano

Franco Zeffirelli włoski reżyser filmowy, scenarzysta

Franko Dzefirelli

Franko Zeffirelli

Zeffirelli, Franco, 1923-

Zeffirelli, Franco, 1924-

Φράνκο Τζεφιρέλι Ιταλός ντεκορατέρ και σκηνοθέτης

Франка Дзэфірэлі

Франко Дзефирели

Франко Дзеффирелли

Франко Дзефіреллі

Ֆրանկո Զեֆիրելի

פרנקו זפירלי

فرانکو زفیرلی

ფრანკო ძეფირელი

제피렐리, 프랑코 1923-


ゼッフィレッリ, フランコ



Brother sun, sister moonThe champ