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Encyclopedia > Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli
Born 12 February 1923
Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Franco Zeffirelli (born Gianfranco Corsi on February 12, 1923), is an Italian film director. He is also an opera director, designer and producer of opera, theatre, film and television. February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ...


Internationally, he is best known for having directed the 1968 film version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for which he was nominated to receive an Academy Award. His 1977 television mini-series Jesus of Nazareth also won acclaim and is still shown on Easter weekend in many countries. Shakespeare redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Picture of Robert Powell playing Jesus of Nazareth. ... Easter, also known as Pascha (Greek Πάσχα: Passover), the Feast of the Resurrection, the Sunday of the Resurrection, or Resurrection Day, is the most important religious feast of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity). ...

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Biography

Zeffirelli was born and grew up in Florence, under the auspices of the British expatriate community and was particularly involved with the so-called Scorpioni who inspired his semi-autobiographical 1999 film Tea With Mussolini. Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... The Scorpioni was small group of elderly English ladies who lived in Florence in 1930s and 1940s. ... Tea with Mussolini (1999) is a semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Lucas upbringing by a kind Englishwoman and her circle of friends. ...


During World War II, he fought as a partisan before he met up with the British soldiers of the 1st Scots Guards and became their interpreter. In the post war years, he studied art and architecture at the University of Florence, and worked with directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini and Luchino Visconti. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Changing the Guard // Pre-WW1 See Scots Guards (1805). ... The University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze, UNIFI) is one of the largest and oldest universities in Italy. ... Vittorio De Sica (July 7, 1901 - November 13, 1974) was an Italian neorealist director and actor. ... Roberto Rossellini (May 8, 1906 - June 3, 1977), was an Italian film director. ... Luchino Visconti, Duke of Modrone (November 2, 1906 - March 17, 1976) was an Italian theatre and cinema director and writer. ...


In the 1960s, he made his name designing and directing his own plays in London and New York, and soon transferred his ideas to cinema. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... NY redirects here. ...


Zeffirelli has also been a major director of opera productions since the 1950s in Italy, Europe, and the USA. Of particular note is his 1964 Royal Opera House production of Tosca with Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi, and several productions for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, including La bohème and Turandot. This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Original poster Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Victorien Sardous drama, La Tosca. ... Maria Callas by Cecil Beaton, London, 1957 Maria Callas (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and perhaps the best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. ... Tito Gobbi (October 24, 1913 – March 5, 1984) was an Italian baritone. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... La bohème[1] is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger. ... Original Turandot poster For the opera by Ferruccio Busoni, see Turandot (Busoni). ...


In November 2004 he was awarded an honorary knighthood by the United Kingdom. In 1999 he received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Director Bruce Robinson was sexually assualted by Zeffirelli during the filming of Romeo and Juliet in which Robinson had a minor role in. The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ... Crystal Globe is the main award at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival first given out in 1946. ... Karlovy Vary - venue The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. ...


Politics

Zeffirelli has also been a member of the Italian senate since 1996, representing the Forza Italia party. Forza Italia (Forward Italy) is an Italian party. ...


Selected filmography

Don Giovanni (K.527) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. ... Tea with Mussolini (1999) is a semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Lucas upbringing by a kind Englishwoman and her circle of friends. ... Charlotte Brontës novel Jane Eyre (1847) has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations. ... Il tabarro (The Cloak) is an opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami, based on Didier Golds La Houppelande. ... Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. ... Pagliacci (Clowns) is an opera in two acts written and composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo. ... Ruggiero Leoncavallo (March 8, 1857 - August 9, 1919) was an Italian opera composer. ... Hamlet is a 1990 film based on the Shakespearean play of the same name. ... For the Rossini opera, see Otello (Rossini) or for the eurobeat artist see Gianni Coraini. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... José Plácido Domingo Embil (born January 21, 1941[1]), better known as Plácido Domingo, is a world-famous Spanish operatic tenor. ... Original poster Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Victorien Sardous drama, La Tosca. ... La bohème[1] is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger. ... La traviata, an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, takes as its basis the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, published in 1848. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Teresa Stratas (b. ... José Plácido Domingo Embil (born January 21, 1941[1]), better known as Plácido Domingo, is a world-famous Spanish operatic tenor. ... Endless Love is a 1981 English language drama film and romance film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. ... The Champ is a 1931 movie that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Picture of Robert Powell playing Jesus of Nazareth. ... Graham Faulkner as Francesco, or Francis Franco Zeffirellis Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), conceived and executed in much the same visual manner as his Oscar winning Romeo and Juliet (1968), attempts to draw parallels between the work and philosophy of Francis of Assisi and the ideology that underpinned the... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Taming of the Shrew is a 1967 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play of the same name directed by Franco Zeffirelli. ... La bohème[1] is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger. ... Adolf Schrödter: Falstaff and his page Sir John Falstaff is a fictional character who appears in three plays by William Shakespeare as a companion to Prince Hal, the future King Henry V. A fat, vainglorious, and cowardly knight, Falstaff leads the apparently wayward Prince Hal into trouble, but he...

See also

Withnail and I is a British film made in 1987 by Handmade Films. ... The Scorpioni was small group of elderly English ladies who lived in Florence in 1930s and 1940s. ...

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Franco Zeffirelli was born in Florence and studied architecture.
Zeffirelli differs from other directors of our time in the way that he has always thought out, projected and carried out productions on an extensive scale and always in the ambit of great performances: this often brought him closer to the world of lyrical performances, particularly Italian opera.
Zeffirelli commenced with La Traviata by Verdi, staged on various occasions, though the edition which remained the most famous (with the adventure re-lived in flash back) is the one with Maria Callas at the Dallas Opera House in the 1957-1958 season.
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