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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, Italy. See full bio »

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(age 96) in Rome, 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 - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2018) (production by - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2016) (directed for stage - 1 episode, 2008)
- Puccini: La Bohème (2018) ... (production)
- Puccini: Turandot (2016) ... (production by)
- Puccini: La bohème (2014) ... (production: original)
- Puccini: Turandot (2009) ... (production by)
- Opening Night Gala Starring Renée Fleming (2008) ... (directed for stage: Opera production - segment "La Traviata, Act II")
 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) (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:

He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Joan Plowright, Robert Stephens, Derek Jacobi, Ronald Pickup, Gerald James, John McEnery, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay, and Christopher Timothy in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

F. Zeffirelli

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on William Hurt] The most complicated actor I ever worked with. See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Set Designer of 2003 for Absolutely! (Perhaps) performed at Wyndham's Theatre. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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