•   
  •   

WorldFranco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

19:06  15 june  2019
19:06  15 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Cyclist dies after colliding with truck in Bendigo

Cyclist dies after colliding with truck in Bendigo A cyclist has died after being hit by a truck in suburb of Bendigo, north of Melbourne. Emergency services are currently at the scene of the fatal collision that occurred about 12.10pm in Golden Gully. Police say a truck was heading south along Woodward Road and collided with a cyclist at the intersection of Hattam Street. © 9News The cyclist collided with a truck just after midday. The male cyclist, who is yet to be formally identified, died at the scene. The male truck driver stopped at the scene and is currently assisting police with enquiries.

Franco Zeffirelli , the Italian director acclaimed for his work in film , theatre and opera , has died at the age of 96 . …

Franco Zeffirelli , the Italian director renowned for his extravagantly romantic opera productions, popular film versions of Shakespeare and He was 96 . His death was confirmed by a spokesman for the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation in Florence. Critics sometimes reproached Mr. Zeffirelli ’s opera

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96.

In a statement, his foundation said he died in Rome on Saturday. "Ciao Maestro," said the announcement.

Often appreciated more by the public than critics, Zeffirelli was the last of a generation of Italian film giants who came of age after World War Two, including Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio De Sica.

Families trapped in cars under Opera House during Vivid

Families trapped in cars under Opera House during Vivid Dozens of families were trapped in their cars underground at the Opera House after attending Vivid in Sydney last night, but the car park operator insists they were warned.

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI DIRECTOR - Продолжительность: 11:51 theatrecorner 21 005 просмотров. FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI CATERINA STAGNO - Продолжительность: 10:17 Katy Tin 17 237 просмотров.

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI DIRECTOR - Продолжительность: 11:51 theatrecorner 20 733 просмотра.

He directed more than two dozen films, working with stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Faye Dunaway, and Jon Voight.

"Franco Zeffirelli, one of the world's greatest men of culture, passed away this morning," Dario Nardella, the mayor of Zeffirelli's home city of Florence, said in a Twitter post. "Goodbye dear Maestro, Florence will never forget you."

Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said Zeffirelli would "remain in the hearts and the history of this country."

Zeffirelli's opera productions for the stage included singers such as Maria Callas, Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Renata Scotto and Jose Carreras.

In a 2013 interview to mark his 90th birthday, he said the general public would remember him most for his 1968 film of "Romeo and Juliet," the 1977 television mini-series "Jesus of Nazareth," and "Brother Sun, Sister Moon," his 1972 film tribute to St. Francis of Assisi.

Sydney Film Festival controversy as audiences walk out of The Nightingale

Sydney Film Festival controversy as audiences walk out of The Nightingale The new film by acclaimed Australian director Jennifer Kent sparks controversy, as some audience members storm out of a Sydney Film Festival screening over its brutal rape and murder scenes.

FILE PHOTO: Italy 's film director Franco Zeffirelli smiles during a ceremony at the British Embassy in Rome Nove.. Often appreciated more by the public than critics, Zeffirelli was the last of a generation of Italian film giants who came of age after World War Two, including Federico Fellini, Luchino

This video is about latest news in kenya and kenya news are news with breaking news for kenya citizen news also kenyan news today with more world news.

"Romeo and Juliet", one of several times Zeffirelli brought Shakespeare to the screen, was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director Oscars. His 1990 "Hamlet" starred Mel Gibson.

One of the high points of his opera career was a triumphant production of Verdi's Aida at Milan's La Scala in 2006, which won more than 15 minutes of applause on opening night.

However, Zeffirelli's unconventional ventures into opera were often welcomed more abroad than at home, particularly in the United States, where he had more than a dozen top productions at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

In 1994 Zeffirelli, who directed several productions at London's Covent Garden, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his "valuable services to British performing arts".

A homosexual and devout Catholic, he revealed in his 2006 autobiography that he had been seduced by a priest when he was a teenager. But he said it was not molestation because there was no violence.

The Nightingale star Aisling Franciosi defends film's rape scenes, says double standards 'are alive and well'

The Nightingale star Aisling Franciosi defends film's rape scenes, says double standards 'are alive and well' Actor Aisling Franciosi says she is "fiercely proud" of The Nightingale and its Australian director, in the wake of the film's controversial Australian premiere in Sydney this week. Dozens of people walked out of cinemas on Sunday and Monday when the film, which is set in colonial-era Tasmania, was screened as part of the Sydney Film Festival. The Nightingale includes several brutal rape scenes and graphic murders which director Jennifer Kent maintains are essential to keep her film historically accurate. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI DIRECTOR - Продолжительность: 11:51 theatrecorner 21 052 просмотра. La regia nell' opera lirica: Franco Zeffirelli - Продолжительность: 14:07 ArchiviMusicaSAN 2 048 просмотров.

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli arrives to attend Luciano Pavarotti's funeral at the cathedral of Modena September 8, 2007. REUTERS. ROME: Franco Zeffirelli , who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died .

Zeffirelli hated the term "gay", saying it was "undignified".

"How can you say that Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were 'gay'?" he asked Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper. "Being homosexual carries with it a great weight of responsibility and difficult social, human and cultural choices".

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96 © Reuters .

MOZART-LOVING MOTHER

Zeffirelli was born in Florence on February 12, 1923, to Alaide Garosi Cipriani, a seamstress, and Ottorino Corsi, a cloth salesman. Because they were married to other people, the law at the time meant he could not take either of their surnames and had to be registered by another one.

His mother, who loved Mozart, chose "Zeffiretti" after the Italian word for "little zephyrs" (breezes) in an aria in the Austrian composer's Italian-language opera "Idomeneo". But a transcription error by a city hall clerk made it forever "Zeffirelli".

"Relatives and friends were horrified and very worried for the future which lay ahead of her," he told a Catholic magazine in 2003. "Some advised her to have an abortion, but she refused. She believed that the child which was about to be born was a monument to her great love."

Opera unveils a new browser built specifically for gamers

Opera unveils a new browser built specifically for gamers As Krystian Kolondra explains it, the just-announced new gamer-specific browser his company unveiled today was designed for the subset of 1.2 billion PC gamers in the world who spend "a lot of time building their setups." Kolondra is executive vice president of browsers at Opera, which wanted to give those gamers "a browser to perfectly match their beautiful machines," he said, referring to the new Opera GX browser for Windows. An early access

Franco Zeffirelli , who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died . Often appreciated more by the public than critics, Zeffirelli was the last of a generation of Italian film giants who came of age after World War Two, including Federico

Franco Zeffirelli , who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died . "Ciao Maestro," said the announcement. Often appreciated more by the public than critics, Zeffirelli was the last of a generation of Italian film giants who.

His mother died of tuberculosis when he was six and he was raised by an aunt and at times by a group of eccentric ex-pat English women in Florence known as "Gli Scorpioni" (The Scorpions) for their biting wit.

Under their influence and tutelage, he learned to love English and Shakespeare, an experience that formed the basis of his 1999 film "Tea With Mussolini," starring Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Cher.

"They taught me all the important things in life," he told an interviewer in 1999. "These ladies helped me to understand my own city, my own culture and my own upbringing."

In World War Two, Zeffirelli fought as a partisan before becoming an interpreter for the Scots Guards.

After the war, he studied architecture at the University of Florence and was drawn into theatre and film, working initially as an assistant to Visconti, the director, for whom he designed the set for the first Italian production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1949.

Away from the screen and the stage, Zeffirelli was often in the news for his outspoken views.

In 1993, he was criticised by the Vatican for saying there should be capital punishment for women who have abortions.

From 1994 to 2001 he served as a senator for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's conservative Forza Italia party, hoping to inject culture into politics. He later said he regretted the decision.

Sylvia Miles, Oscar-nominated for Midnight Cowboy and Farewell My Lovely, dies at 94

Sylvia Miles, Oscar-nominated for Midnight Cowboy and Farewell My Lovely, dies at 94 Actress Sylvia Miles, who was Oscar-nominated for Midnight Cowboy and Farewell, My Lovely, died Thursday at her home in New York. Her friends, journalist Michael Musto and actress Geraldine Smith, confirmed her death. 

Franco Zeffirelli , who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died . "Ciao Maestro," said the announcement. Often appreciated more by the public than critics, Zeffirelli was the last of a generation of Italian film giants who.

Image caption Mr Zeffirelli directed movie stars including Elizabeth Taylor and opera greats such as Maria Callas. Italian film director Franco He is perhaps best known to many as the director of the 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – starring a then-unknown Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey.

Speaking in 2017 about his Christian faith, he told the Catholic newspaper Avvenire: "Faith is a gift, I am certain of that. I have it and I must hold on to it tightly. I know the past will never return but I am not saddened because I've had a full life, even though it began uphill." (Reporting by Philip Pullella and Gavin Jones. Editing by Robin Pomeroy and Mike Harrison)

Pictures: People we lost in 2019

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96
Read more

Man dies in police custody in Glen Waverley.
A man has died in police custody in Melbourne's south east on Monday night, launching an investigation into his cause of death.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!