Franco Zeffirelli

Norman Lebrecht talks to the celebrated opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli.

He speaks candidly of the early loss of his mother, his relationship with the film director Luchino Visconti and the experience of directing singers Joan Sutherland and Maria Callas, as well as the reasons behind Callas's volatile temper.

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Norman Lebrecht talks to the celebrated opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli.

He speaks candidly of the early loss of his mother, his relationship with the film director Luchino Visconti and the experience of directing singers Joan Sutherland and Maria Callas, as well as the reasons behind Callas's volatile temper.