Saturday, June 15, 2019
Franco Zeffirelli (1923-2019)
He created productions in many opera houses, many of which are still running. The Metropolitan Opera still uses: Turandot Turandot Turandot, La Boheme La Boheme. Barber's Antony and Cleopatra doesn't repeat and Tosca has been replaced.
At the Arena di Verona an entire season was designed by Zeffirelli. I saw only Madama Butterfly.
He filmed movies of operas as well, mostly with Placido Domingo.
Here is a proper remembrance.