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Zeffirelli, Franco

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

168 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,884 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 Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

146 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,352 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 )

105 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,549 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 )

141 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

72 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in part on his autobiography, director Franco Zeffirelli presents 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

94 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,067 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 )

77 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,031 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 )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 970 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 )

55 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 794 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 734 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

60 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 695 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 )

45 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 661 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 571 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
Callas forever : music from the original film soundtrack by Alessio Vlad( )

6 editions published in 2002 in Italian and English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callas forever by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

53 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 373 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
The girl on the balcony : Olivia Hussey finds life after Romeo & Juliet by Olivia Hussey( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 372 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

61 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 309 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 292 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
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Jesus of NazarethBrother sun, sister moonLa BohèmeTosca
Alternative Names
Corsi , Franco

Corsi, Gian Fanco

Corsi Gian Franco

Corsi, Gian Franco‏, 1923-

Corsi, Gian Franco 1923-2019

Corsi, Gianfranco.

Corsi, Gianfranco, 1923-

Corsi, Gianfranco 1923-2019

Dzefirelli, Franko, 1923-

Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli director de cine italiano

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Franco Zeffirelli Italian director and producer of films and television

Franco Zeffirelli italienischer Regisseur

Franco Zeffirelli italiensk regissör

Franco Zeffirelli Italiensk regissør, produsent og skuespiller

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Franco Zeffirelli olasz film- és televíziós rendező, producer

Franco Zeffirelli réalisateur, scénariste et producteur italien

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Franco Zeffirelli włoski reżyser filmowy, scenarzysta

Francus Zeffirelli moderator

Franko Dzefirelli

Franko Zeffirelli

Zeffirelli, Franco, 1923-2019

Zeffirelli, Franco, 1924-2019

Zeffirelli, Gianfranco, 1923-

Zeffirelli, Gianfranco Corsi

Φράνκο Τζεφιρέλι Ιταλός ντεκορατέρ και σκηνοθέτης

Дзефирелли, Франко, 1923-

Дзеффирелли, Франко, 1923-

Франка Дзэфірэлі

Франко Дзефирели

Франко Дзеффирелли

Франко Дзефіреллі

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제피렐리, 프랑코 1923-

체피렐리, 프랑코 1923-

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