Who Is Luciano Zeffirelli (Franco Zeffirelli Son) Wiki, Bio, Age, Siblings, Mother
Luciano Zeffirelli Biography
Luciano Zeffirelli is the adopted son of Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli, who was known for making classical works, including Shakespeare and opera. He was behind Hollywood classics such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Luciano Zeffirelli Mother
There are no details about the mother of Luciano as he was adopted by Franco as an adult.
Luciano Zeffirelli Father – Franco Zeffirelli Son
Zeffirelli came out as gay in 1996, he later adopted two adult sons, Pippo Zeffirelli and Luciano Zeffirelli, who he worked with for years and who lived with him and managed his affairs.
Franco Zeffirelli was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was known for his romantic vision and extravagant productions most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth.”
He was also known for theater and opera. He produced classics for the world’s most famous opera houses, such as Milan’s venerable La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and plays for London and Italian stages.
Franco was also one of the few Italian directors close to the Vatican. The Vatican turned to his theatrical touch for live telecasts of the 1978 papal installation and the 1983 Holy Year opening ceremonies in St. Peter’s Basilica.Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi also tapped him to direct a few high-profile events.
His was known for his romantic films such as his 1968 “Romeo and Juliet” and his 1973 “Brother Sun, Sister Moon,” which told the life of St. Francis in parables. “Romeo and Juliet” set box-office records in the United States becoming one of the most successful Shakespearian movies ever.
Franco Zeffirelli Death
Franco died on 15 June 2019 at the age of 96 in his home in Rome. His death was confirmed by his son Luciano who told The Associated Press that; “He had suffered for a while, but he left in a peaceful way.”
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for operas, films and television, dies in Rome at age 96. https://t.co/5KT6b8FuXX
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 15, 2019
Metropolitan Opera later tweeted; “The Met mourns the loss of director Franco Zeffirelli, a great visionary in our company’s history. He created 11 Met productions, including his classic La Bohème, which is the most-performed staging in the company’s history. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.”
The Met mourns the loss of director Franco Zeffirelli, a great visionary in our company’s history. He created 11 Met productions, including his classic La Bohème, which is the most-performed staging in the company’s history. We extend our condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/lHO0GFdozB
— Metropolitan Opera (@MetOpera) June 15, 2019