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Franco Zeffirelli

Complete Works: Theatre · Opera · Film

Caterina Napoleone


A magnificent, beautifully produced slip-cased volume, showcasing the entire career of direct Franco Zeffirelli


This is the ultimate book on the extraordinary life and work of Franco Zeffirelli. Produced with the full co-operation of the director and his family and complete with a superb DVD, the book has insights by the writers Matthew Gurewitsch, Masolino d’Amico and Giovanni Gavazzeni, the noted film critic Tullio Kezich and the renowned screenwriter Suso Cecchi d’Amico.

The photographs trace the arc of Zeffirelli’s career in full detail, from the spectacular opera productions of ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘La Bohème’, to such award-winning films as 'Jesus of Nazareth' and 'Tea with Mussolini'.

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'To die for'
Financial Times

'Suitably over-the-top … You sometimes sense you are on another planet while leafing through this tome'
Financial Times

'A visual treasure trove'
The Spectator

'There’s something for everyone to admire'
The Lady

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback in slipcase

Size: 28.0 x 37.5 cm

Extent: 512 pp

Publication date: 1 November 2010

ISBN: 9780500515280

Contents List

Preface • Zeffirelliana by Matthew Gurewitsch • Passion for Art, Passion for Life: A Conversation with Franco Zeffirelli by Caterina Napoleone • I. Theatre II. Opera • III. Film • Biography, bibliography and credits

About the Author

Franco Zeffirelli is one of Italy's greatest director and producer of operas, films and television.

Caterina Napoleone has published several books, including Zeffirelli at The Met: One Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-Nine Performances (So Far). In 2009 she was Zeffirelli’s historical adviser on his Omaggio a Roma, a short film about the Eternal City.

List of Contributors

Franco Zeffirelli, Matthew Gurewitsch, Masolino d'Amico, Giovanni Gavazzeni, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Tullio Kezich, Caterina Napoleone

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