WorldCat Identities

Squarciapino, Franca

Overview
Works: 136 works in 234 publications in 4 languages and 3,182 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  History  Operas  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Opera films 
Roles: Costume designer, Designer, tcd, Set designer , Artist, Director, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Draftsman, 904
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Franca Squarciapino
Cyrano de Bergerac by J.-P Rappeneau( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cyrano, a master swordsman and poet, feels he cannot woo his beloved Roxane due to an unfortunate physical flaw: his grotesquely large nose. Resigning himself to helping another suitor, the dashing yet tongue-tied Christian, Cyrano uses his mastery of words to win Roxane for him. But when Roxane finds that she has fallen for Christian's mind - and not for his beauty - which of her two suitors will finally possess her heart?"--Container
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in Italian and English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in nineteenth century Rome, this is the story of the famed singer, Tosca, who tries to save her lover by giving herself to the cruel and lustful chief of the secret police. She learns too late that he has tricked her when her lover is executed
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Televised version of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, featuring Zubin Mehta, Maria Ewing and Luis Lima
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Bourne's re-imagining of the Swan Lake tale, with a chorus of male swans, tells the story of an unloved prince, a cold, heartless mother, an unsuitable girlfriend and a flock of menacing and mysterious swans, led by a haunting and sinister figure - the swan of the prince's dreams
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in ancient Egypt, this opera tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard for a slave girl, Aïda. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aïda who dies with him
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Italian and French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding RAI television archive recording of the opera performance of Da Ponte's tale of lust and subversion from the Teatro alla Scala
The Sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sleeping Beauty remains, as Rudolf Nureyev often called it, the 'ballet of ballets'. It is the most accomplished and the most brilliant, as well as one of the most spectacular of the 19th century, and the most representative of the 'noble' style of classical dancing. Rudolf Nureyev's version, which he created for the Opéra Ballet in 1989, was recorded at the Opéra Bastille in 1999, in a new production (sets and costumes) created by his faithful collaborators, Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino, who had already produced Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and La Bayadère"--Container
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set before and during the French Revolution, Andrea Chénier is an idealistic poet, caught in the political violence, and Maddalena is the woman he loves
La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a woman who defies convention to chase a dream of romantic love with an earnest, if naïve, young man
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeless story of sleaze and seduction into the dark world of 1940's Spain
The sleeping beauty : ballet in two acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bolshoi Ballet performs Grigorovich's revision of Petipa's version of the ballet The sleeping beauty
Otello : dramma lirico in quattro atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello", based on the play by William Shakespeare
Mireille : opéra en cinq actes et sept tableaux by Charles Gounod( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent young woman falls for a man her family considers below their station, with tragic results
La bayadère by L Minkus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary including interviews with dancers and choreographers dedicated to the great ballet production of La bayadère by Rudolf Nureyev, a story of the temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor, who have sworn eternal fidelity to one another
La forza del destino : melodramma in quattro atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An adventure story, a tale of grim pursuit and unrelenting misfortune, of faith, reunion and finally death and forgiveness"--Insert
Dancer's dream, La bayadère( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida : opéra en 4 actes by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To celebrate the Verdi bicentennial, La Fura dels Baus opened the 'Centanario Festival 2013' of the Arena di Verona with a new production of the show. The most popular opera of Verona Festival, it is the only one performed every year, in front of 17,000 spectators. Using their experience in leading large-scale shows, La Fura dels Baus created one for the XXIst century. The young, talented conductor Omer Meir Wellber led the Orchestra, Coro, Corpo di Ballo e Tecnici dell'Arena di Verona
La belle au bois dormant by Norman Campbell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary including interviews with dancers and choreographers dedicated to the great ballet production of Sleeping Beauty by Rudolf Nureyev, a fairy tale of a princess who sleeps under an evil spell for 100 years
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Containing one of opera's most famous arias, 'Nessun Dorma', Giacomo Puccini's Turandot is performed in a striking production by the company of the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Set in China, a mysterious Prince must solve three riddles posed by the cold and defensive Princess Turandot if he is to win her heart and avoid public execution. Contains scenes of violence."--Digital Theatre Plus database
Mosè : sacred melodrama in semi-scenic version by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-staged, abridged presentation of the Italian translation of Rossini's Moses and Pharaoh focusing more on the main thrust of the story, the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt
 
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Alternative Names
Franca Squarciapino costumière

Franca Squarciapino Italiaans kostuumontwerpster

Franca Squarciapino Italian costume designer

Franca Squarciapino italienische Kostümbildnerin und Oscar-Preisträgerin

فرانکا اسکوارچاپینو

フランカ・スカルシャピノ

Languages
Italian (27)

French (24)

English (3)

German (2)