Saturday, June 15, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli (1923-2019)

The great opera director, Franco Zeffirelli, has died at 96.

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.


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