Franco Zeffirelli (born 12 February 1923) is an Italian director and producer of films and television. He is also a director and designer of operas and a former senator (1994–2001) for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party.
He is principally known for his 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, although his 1967 version of The Taming of ... more »
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''I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.''Franco Zeffirelli (b. 1922), Italian stage and film director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, March 21, 1990).