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Franco Zeffirelli (1923–2019)


Franco Zeffirelli was born on February 12, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), La traviata (1982) and The Taming of the Shrew (1967). He died on June 15, 2019 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. See full bio »

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(age 96) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Romeo and Juliet Director
(1968)
La traviata Production Designer
(1982)
(1967)
Hamlet Director
(1990)

Filmography

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  The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (production - 4 episodes, 2008 - 2019) (production by - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2016) (directed for stage - 1 episode, 2008)
- Puccini: Turandot (2019) ... (production)
- Puccini: La Bohème (2018) ... (production)
- Puccini: Turandot (2016) ... (production by)
- Puccini: La bohème (2014) ... (production: original)
- Puccini: Turandot (2009) ... (production by)
 2010 Turandot (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 2010 Carmen (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 2006/I Aida (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 2004/II Madama Butterfly (TV Movie) (stage director)
 2003 La Bohème (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 2003 Carmen (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 2002 La traviata (TV Movie) (production)
 2001 Aida (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 2000 Don Giovanni (TV Movie) (directed for stage: Production)
 1998 Pagliacci (TV Movie) (opera director)
  The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (production - 7 episodes, 1978 - 1997) (stage director - 2 episodes, 1979 - 1985) (opera director - 1 episode, 1992) (production by - 1 episode, 1990) (directed for stage - 1 episode, 1978)
- Carmen (1997) ... (production)
- Il Tabarro/Pagliacci (1994) ... (production: "Pagliacci")
- Falstaff (1992) ... (opera director) / (production)
- The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary Gala (1991) ... (production: "Otello")
- Don Giovanni (1990) ... (production by)
 1992 Don Carlo (TV Movie) (opera director)
 1987 Turandot (TV Movie documentary) (stage production by)
 1979 La bohème (TV Movie) (staged by)
 1978 Carmen (TV Movie) (staged by)
 1977 Lorenzaccio (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 1976 Otello (TV Movie) (stage director)
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie) (stage director)
 1965 La Bohème (stage production)
 1964 Maria Callas at Covent Garden (TV Special documentary) (stage director: opera)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Designed sets for "Pagliacci" opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo (L.A. Opera at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

F. Zeffirelli

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on "Endless Love"] The initial screenplay was ruled overlong by our production execs, who insisted on whittling the script from nearly three hours down to roughly two hours. In doing so, alas, they removed only too much of what made it work in the first place. When I was in the editing room after shooting, I kept furiously asking myself, "How could I have let this happen - and *why* did I?" See more »

Trivia:

In January 2018, actor Johnathon Schaech accused Zeffirelli of sexually assaulting him during the production of Sparrow (1993) in 1992. Schaech, now 48, wrote in People magazine that he was 22 years old when Zeffirelli pestered him during the day, verbally abused him, and tried to enter his room at night, forcing him to lock the door. Then one night in Sicily, Schaech wrote, the director got a ... See more »

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