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Zeffirelli, Franco

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

124 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Franco Zefferelli 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 )

120 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,631 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 )

76 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,802 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 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet opera of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker, is a beautifully balanced series of tableaux depicting the infectious joie de vivre of youth and the tragic waste of disease and separation
Jesus of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,367 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( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,358 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 1,135 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 )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French translation of "Jesus of Nazareth". The life of Jesus based on Franco Zeffirelli's film
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the early years of St. Francis of Assisi
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 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 )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to revenge himself against Othello, Iago uses deceit to awaken in Othello a suspicion that his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful to him. After he kills Desdemona he learns of Iago's treachery, and then plunges a dagger into his own heart
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 657 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 )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 598 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

61 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenant du service militaire, Torrido apprend le mariage de Lola, qu'il aimait. Il se fiance alors avec Santuzza ; mais Lola, jalouse, le reconquiert. Pour se venger d'un tel abandon, Santuzza révèle au mari de sa rivale l'infortune qui l'accable. Les deux hommes s'affrontent dans un duel qui se termine par la mort de Torrido. Santuzza s'écroule, désespérée
Callas forever by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 361 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
Callas forever music from the original film soundtrack by Alessio Vlad( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and held by 323 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( )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in Italian and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera in three acts about an escaped political prisoner, a prima donna, and the chief of the secret police
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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 ralisateur, scnariste et producteur italien

Franco Zeffirelli włoski reżyser filmowy, scenarzysta

Franko Dzefirelli

Franko Zeffirelli

Zeffirelli, Franco, 1923-

Zeffirelli, Franco, 1924-

Φράνκο Τζεφιρέλι Ιταλός ντεκορατέρ και σκηνοθέτης

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Франко Дзефирели

Франко Дзеффирелли

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