“Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96
Saturday, 15 June 2019 ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most known for his films, his name was inextricably linked to the theater and opera. […]
Acclaimed Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli died in Rome on Saturday. He was 96. The 'Romeo and Juliet' director also directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses. Zeffirelli’s opera productions included singers such as Maria Callas, Placido...
According to Reuters, hundreds of people gathered in Florence for the funeral of film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, who died on Saturday, June 15 at the age of 96. Zeffirelli directed more than..