In an unparalleled career spanning more than sixty years, Franco Zeffirelli has carved his name in history as one of the world’s most gifted, original and flamboyant directors. He has directed legends of the stage and screen, from the greatest opera singers of the 20th century (Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti) to theatre’s finest actors (Judi Dench, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith) and Hollywood’s stars (Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton).
This is the definitive book on the life and work of this great master of spectacle. The photographs
trace the arc of Zeffirelli’s career in abundant detail, from his earliest productions to his most recent output; the shots of classic stage productions are particularly revealing and are a lasting testament to Zeffirelli’s visual expertise. Each genre also features an introductory text by a key collaborator or commentator, offering an insight into Zeffirelli’s private and personal experiences and influences.
About The Author
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.
Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st November 2010
Dimensions (cm): 38.5 x 29.3 x 5.3
Weight (kg): 4.21
Edition Number: 1