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Squarciapino, Franca

Overview
Works: 136 works in 237 publications in 4 languages and 3,171 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Televised operas  History  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Swashbuckler films  Television adaptations  Operas  Filmed ballets 
Roles: Costume designer, Designer, tcd, Artist, Set designer , Publishing director, Director, 904, Draftsman, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
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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 999 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 )

8 editions published in 2004 in Italian and English and held by 300 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Italian and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeless story of sleaze and seduction into the dark world of 1940's Spain
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in French and English and held by 193 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Nureyev's personal vision of one of the world's most popular ballets: Swan Lake, performed by the Paris Opera Ballet. Swan Lake is the vision of a poet: the beloved belongs to another world, the young woman/swan rendered inaccessible by virtue of her condition. Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov gave form to this fantasy in 1895, using the poignant score that Tchaikovsky had composed in 1877. In the "Freudian" version that Rudolf Nureyev staged for the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1984, the Prince Siegfried refuses the realities of power and marriage that his mother and tutor seek to impose upon him. He takes refuge in the imaginary, a vision of a magical lake that offers an idealized love that he is incapable of sustaining. In this production for the Paris Opéra, Nureyev remained faithful to the Petipa/Ivanov version, doing away with the character of the Jester (added in 1920, by Alexander Gorsky), and reintroducing the tutor Wolfgang -- an authoritative and important influence on the prince -- to Act I. It is Siegried's feverish imagination that transforms the tutor, in the following acts, into the malevolent Rothbart, a diabolical manipulator of bodies and souls. An equivocal, double-faced character, he symbolises a spirit of destruction that opposes the hero's idealism. "For me, Swan Lake is one long daydream seen through the eyes of prince Siegfried. Reared on romantic reading, his desire for infinity has been fired and he refuses the reality of the power and the forced marriage marriage imposed by his tutor and his mother. To escape from the dreary destiny that is being prepared for him, he brings the vision of the lake, this "elsewhere" for which he yearns, into his life. An idealized love is born in his mind, along with the prohibition that it represents. (The white swan is the untouchable woman, the black swan the reverse mirror image, just as the evil Rothbart is a corrupt substitute for Wolfgang, the tutor). And so when the dream fades away, the sanity of the prince does not know how to survive." Rudolf Nureyev, Propos recueillis (1984) "The Prince, a type of Hamlet, rearranged by Pouchkine and who would like ... not to be" Horst Koegler
Aïda : an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 183 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
The Sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 134 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
La rondine by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and German and held by 119 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
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 118 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
The sleeping beauty : ballet in two acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 and held by 87 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 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
La bayadère by Rudolf Nureyev( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and held by 48 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
Dancer's dream, La bayadère( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 38 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Italian and held by 35 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
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
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
Les noces de Figaro : opéra bouffe en quatre actes (1786)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 (33)

French (24)

English (4)

German (2)