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Quaranta, Gianni

Overview
Works: 32 works in 73 publications in 4 languages and 3,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Historical films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Television mini-series  Religious television programs  Bible television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: ard, Set designer , Other, prs, Contributor, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gianni Quaranta
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Francis of Assisi was an extraordinarily complex and difficult figure whose effect on his contemporary society was electrifying. Even today, many people are moved by his visionary message of universal toleration. Twelfth-century Italy had an exceptionally grim and regimented society, but the barefoot monk from Assisi undoubtedly had the courage that comes from deep faith and was able to transcend the oppressiveness of the time. In this Italian/British-produced film, director Franco Zeffirelli attempts to bring his vision of this great man to the screen. The contemporary (1970s) example of the hippie movement contributed a great deal to the style in which the story is told. The musical score, using ancient Italian melodies, was arranged by Donovan. The film is visually beautiful in a way which tends to minimize the squalor of the times. As the movie begins, Francis (Graham Faulkner) is the son of wealthy merchants, and enjoys his share of wine, women and song without serious thought. When war and disease devastate his neighborhood, Francis undergoes an anguished transformation which culminates in his appearing before the local bishop and removing his clothes to renounce his previous life and family before dedicating himself to God. The culminating dramatic moment is Francis' appearance before Pope Innocent III (Sir Alec Guinness), to make his case for an independent religious order under new rules
Farinelli, il castrato by Gérard Corbiau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Academy Award-nominated FARINELLI takes us into the world of the world's greatest castrato. A strikingly gifted singer with a range of more than three octaves, Farinelli was given little choice but to sacrifice his manhood in exchange for his art, and as his career was founded on the surgery that would dramatically restrict his off-stage life, his art was in turn hemmed in by his family. Carlo's father declared early on that he should only sing the songs of his brother Riccardo, and while Farinelli's fame gives Riccardo's career a needed boost, the mediocrity of Riccardo's compositions holds Farinelli back. When the singer is given the opportunity to work with the great composer Handel, his brother's jealously and Farinelli's own poorly chosen career alliances stand in his way
A room with a view( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on E.M. Forster's novel of requited love. A young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this film was a gargantuan art-house hit
Rigoletto : opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto, the court jester, plans revenge against his daughter's seducer, the Duke
Guglielmo Tell : melodramma tragico in quattro atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast led by Giorgio Zancanaro in the title role of Rossini's towering and opulent last opera with the Corps de Ballet, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's famous opera is brought to vivid life in this magnificent production. The immortal tale of the noble Moor and his beautiful young wife, and of his lieutenant, whose jealousy and lust for power lead him to commit the ultimate treason. Otello is a figure larger than life, driven by his own jealousy to murder the woman he adores. Placido Domingo as Otello is at his peak in this role
Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana ; Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Pagliacci, a traveling troupe of entertainers, Canio, his wife Nedda, Peppe and Tonio, arrive in the village for an evening performance. Nedda and her lover, Silvio a young lad from the village, plan to leave together that night. Tonio overhears the plot and tells Canio. A drama in two acts
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with a princess-turned-slave girl
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto, the court jester, plans revenge against his daughter's seducer, the Duke
Lorenzaccio by Jean-Paul Carrère( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le duc Alexandre de Médicis règne à Florence avec une poigne de fer et mène une vie de débauche. Il y est incité par son cousin Lorenzo, qu'on a surnommé Lorenzaccio, un jeune homme naguère honnête qui s'est fait complice du tyran, au grand désespoir de sa propre mère. Or il ne s'acoquine avec Alexandre que pour mieux l'abattre
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in four acts, sung in Italian
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Riccardo Muti conducts a fine cast led by Giorgio Zancanaro in the title role of Rossini's towering and opulent last opera with the Corps de Ballet, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala."--Container
Mirka Mirka( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il decenne Mirka, frutto di uno stupro etnico, arriva in un villaggio alpino alla ricerca della madre mai conosciuta. Il caso lo porta proprio nel casolare dove lei vive con la nonna. I valligiani xenofobi gli danno la caccia. (Morandini)
Farinelli : voce regina( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquise by Véra Belmont( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eine ehrgeizige kleine Dorfhure, die vom Traum beseelt ist, auf der Bühne zu stehen, zieht mit Molières Wandertruppe durch Frankreich. In Paris lernt sie den Dichter Racine kennen, der sich in sie verliebt, sie protegiert und in den Königshof einführt. [...] In der französischen Barockklassik angesiedelter Film, dessen Stilstreit zwischen Lust- und Trauerspiel durch den berauschenden Aufwand an Kostümen und Komparsen ironisch pointiert wird. Anfangs vor allem auf licht- und bildkünstlerische Kompositionen bedacht, erreicht der Film im letzten Drittel durch die virtuose Regie eine überzeugende Emotionalität." [film-dienst.de]
Lorenzaccio by Alfred de Musset( )

2 editions published in 1976 in Undetermined and French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A room with a view( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this film was a gargantuan art-house hit
Un Volpone by Ben Jonson( )

1 edition published in 1985 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Novecento = 1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An epic film that is both a history of 20th century Italy and a portrait of two families. It is also the story of the conflicts between two boys, one a peasant and the other a landowner, as they pass through the upheavals of the modern world
 
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Alternative Names
Gianni Quaranta décorateur d'opéra

Gianni Quaranta Italiaans scenograaf

Gianni Quaranta Italian art designer

Gianni Quaranta italienischer Artdirector und Szenenbildner

Gianni Quaranta regista, scenografo e costumista italiano

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Languages
Italian (40)

English (12)

French (4)

German (2)