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

FILE PHOTO: Italian director Franco Zeffirelli arrives to attend Luciano Pavarotti's funeral at the cathedral of Modena September 8, 2007. REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) – 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 […]

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