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Franco Zeffirelli

 
Franco Zeffirelli Headshot

Birth Place: ITALY

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1974]
Director
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director
Scenic Designer

Franco Zeffirelli Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Set Design
Franco ZeffirelliAbsolutely! (Perhaps)
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Set Design
Franco Zeffirelli, Saturday Sunday Monday
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Scenic Design
Franco Zeffirelli, The Lady of the Carnelias
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli News

Broadway Choreographer Peggy Hickey Passes Away Photo Broadway Choreographer Peggy Hickey Passes Away
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 23, 2023

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that director and choreographer Peggy Hickey has passed away following a long battle with cancer.

ROMEO & JULIET Stars Sue Paramount For Child Abuse Over Nude Scene Photo ROMEO & JULIET Stars Sue Paramount For Child Abuse Over Nude Scene
by Michael Major - Jan 3, 2023

Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who starred in the 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, are suing Paramount for child abuse over the film's bedroom scene, in which they claim to have been filmed nude without their knowledge.

Stage and Screen Actor Stephen Greif Dies at Age 78 Photo Stage and Screen Actor Stephen Greif Dies at Age 78
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2023

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Stephen Greif has died at age 78. His screen and stage career included appearances with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, among others.

Stefano May to Bring Night of Music & Storytelling to 54 Below in January Photo Stefano May to Bring Night of Music & Storytelling to 54 Below in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Stefano May in a curated live performance on January 18, 2023. Stefano May is an Italian-born artist who uses his rich musical background as a classically trained pianist to inspire themes of love, community, and healing throughout his repertoire.

Stefano May Releases New Single 'Crazy' Photo Stefano May Releases New Single 'Crazy'
by Michael Major - Oct 31, 2022

Working alongside producer Chico Bennett (Madonna, Lady Gaga, The Killers), a hauntingly beautiful ballad called ‚ÄúCrazy‚ÄĚ was born - ¬†a deeply reflective, desolate take on the dark corners of enduring devotion. Stefano‚Äôs achingly raw demonstration of stirring vulnerability reaches deep into our psyche for a lingering expression of cathartic lament.

Al Via La Campagna Abbonamenti Per La Stagione Lirica 2023 Del Teatro Regio Di Parma Photo Al Via La Campagna Abbonamenti Per La Stagione Lirica 2023 Del Teatro Regio Di Parma
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

Il Teatro Regio di Parma comunica che il 25 ottobre prende avvio la campagna abbonamenti per gli spettacoli della Stagione Lirica 2023, in programma dal 12 gennaio al 14 maggio 2023.

Judi Dench Brings I REMEMBER IT WELL - THE CHRISTMAS EDITION to the West End Photo Judi Dench Brings I REMEMBER IT WELL - THE CHRISTMAS EDITION to the West End
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

A special Christmas treat: Dame Judi Dench is back in the West End - on stage - in person for three shows only celebrating her incredible career - and Christmas!

Ballet Hisp√°nico School Of Dance Fall Adult Class Series Registration Now Open Photo Ballet Hisp√°nico School Of Dance Fall Adult Class Series Registration Now Open
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

Registration is now open for Ballet Hisp√°nico School of Dance's Fall adult classes in Salsa, Ballet Fitness, Hip Hop, and Flamenco. Classes are open to dancers of all levels and begin the week of October 3, 2022 at their studios in NYC.

The Ridgefield Playhouse To Screen HENRY V And LA BOHEME In September Photo The Ridgefield Playhouse To Screen HENRY V And LA BOHEME In September
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Great theater and opera are coming to the big screen of The Ridgefield Playhouse! The FirstLight Home Care Classical Series continues to present The MET Opera Summer Encore in HD with a screening of Puccini's La Bohème on Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm.

WHEN CHURCHYARDS YAWN World Premiere to be Presented at Bruka Theatre in March 2023 Photo WHEN CHURCHYARDS YAWN World Premiere to be Presented at Bruka Theatre in March 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

The newest celebrated Hamlet sequel is slated for a world premiere at Bruka Theatre in Reno next March.

Franco Zeffirelli Videos

VIDEO: Dallas Opera's Opera Box Score With Mathilda Edge Videoplay
VIDEO: Dallas Opera's Opera Box Score With Mathilda Edge

by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2022

Sports are the common denominator of our society. Everyone‚Äôs been to a baseball game. Everyone has a favorite team or hated rival. Everyone knows who Michael Jordan is. So what if opera ‚Äď its performances, personnel and programming ‚Äď could be demystified, discussed and promoted in such a way as to become as much a part of the public consciousness as sports? That's Opera Box Score!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA BOHEME at The Met Opera Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA BOHEME at The Met Opera

by Alan Henry - Oct 23, 2019

Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Pérez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mimì. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.

Video: First Look at TURANDOT at Metropolitan Opera Videoplay
Video: First Look at TURANDOT at Metropolitan Opera

by Paul Smith - Oct 2, 2019

Turandot begins performances at the Metropolitan Opera this week and we have a first look for you. Check out the clips below!

VIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert Videoplay
VIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert

by Alan Henry - Dec 21, 2018

New York City Opera (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) will present, in a rare New York appearance, beloved soprano Aprile Millo in concert Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm at Zankel Hall (881 Seventh Avenue, at 56th Street). 

VIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season Videoplay
VIDEO: Preview THE MET LIVE IN HD 2017-18 Season

by Alan Henry - Jul 2, 2018

Tickets go on sale today for the Met's Emmy¬ģ and Peabody Award-winning Live in HD series' 2017-18 season, which begins on October 7 with the company's new production of Bellini's Norma.

VIDEO: GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Reveals the Backstory of the Famous Chande Videoplay
VIDEO: GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Reveals the Backstory of the Famous Chandeliers in this All New Clip

by Macon Prickett - May 17, 2018

Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met's storied Lincoln Center home of the last 50 years, set against a backdrop of the artists, architects and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 1950s and 60s. Among the notable figures featured in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the Met's present Opera House in 1966 with a starring role in Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met's imperious general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Premiering Ma Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer for GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE OPERA HOUSE Premiering May 25

by Macon Prickett - May 8, 2018

Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met's storied Lincoln Center home of the last 50 years, set against a backdrop of the artists, architects and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 1950s and 60s. Amongst the notable figures featured in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the Met's present Opera House in 1966 with a starring role in Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the Met's imperious general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.

VIDEO: First Look at The Met's TURNADOT Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at The Met's TURNADOT

by Alan Henry - Mar 14, 2018

BraoadwayWorld has a first look at Turnadot at The Met. See the video below!

VIDEO: Watch 'Lost' Footage of Dame Maggie Smith in Early Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 5, 2016

The BBC has shared recently restored footage of Dame Maggie Smith in the role of Beatrice in Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

VIDEO: Watch Final Trailer for ENDLESS LOVE Remake
by - Jan 8, 2014

Universal Pictures has released the final trailer for Shana Feste's romantic drama ENDLESS LOVE. The remake hits theaters on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2014.


Franco Zeffirelli Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Franco Zeffirelli been nominated for?
Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Absolutely! (Perhaps) , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Saturday Sunday Monday Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for The Lady of the Carnelias and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has Franco Zeffirelli won?
Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).