Luchino Visconti

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Luchino Visconti

Italian theatre, opera and cinema directoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1906.

Countries: Italy (57%), United States (13%), France (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: La Scala, Maria Callas, Leonard Bernstein

Linked to: Italian Communist Party, La Scala




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Luchino Visconti was born in 1906 add something


Giuseppe De Santis - In 1942, De Santis collaborated on the script for "Ossessione", Luchino Visconti's debut film, which is usually considered one of the first neo-realist films


Massimo Girotti - In 1943 came a turning point in his career when Luchino Visconti cast him opposite the torrid Clara Calamai in "Ossessione" , an earlier adaptation of the same novel on which Hollywood's "The Postman Always Rings Twice" is based


During the years 1946-1960 he directed many performances of the Rina Morelli-Paolo Stoppa Company with actor Vittorio Gassman as well as many celebrated productions of operas. add something


In 1948, he wrote and directed La terra trema, based on the novel I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga. add something


Franco Zeffirelli - While working for a scenic painter in Florence, he was introduced to and hired by Luchino Visconti, who made him the assistant director for the film "La Terra trema", which was released in 1948


Visconti continued working throughout the 1950s, although he veered away from the neorealist path with his 1954 film, Senso, shot in colour. add something


Franco Zeffirelli - Zeffirelli has been a major director of opera productions since the 1950s in Italy, Europe, and the U.S. He began his career in the theatre as assistant to Luchino Visconti


Cesare Valletti - In 1951 Valletti went to Mexico City to sing "La traviata" with Maria Callas, he partnered her in the famous Visconti production of "La sonnambula", conducted by Leonard Bernstein, at La Scala in 1955, and again in "La traviata" at Covent Garden in 1958


Greed (film) - In 1952 at the Festival Mondial du Film et des Beaux Arts de Belgique, "Greed" was named the fifth greatest film ever made, with such directors as Luchino Visconti, Orson_Welles and Billy Wilder voting for it


Visconti's love of opera is evident in the 1954 Senso, where the beginning of the film shows scenes from the fourth act of Il trovatore, which were filmed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice . add something


Beginning when he directed a production at Milan's Teatro alla Scala of La vestale in December 1954, his career included a famous revival of La traviata at La Scala in 1955 with Maria Callas and an equally famous $Anna_Bolena (also at La Scala) in 1957 with Callas. add something


La vestale - Important 20th-century revivals include the 1954 production at La Scala with Maria Callas in the title role, which was the first opera staging by the famous film director Luchino Visconti


Camillo Boito - In 1954, "Senso" was memorably adapted for the screen by Italian director Luchino Visconti and then, later, in 2002 into a more sexually disturbing adaptation by Tinto Brass


Alida Valli - In 1954, she had great success in the melodrama "Senso", directed by Luchino Visconti


La Strada - When the 1954 Venice Film Festival jury *awarded "La Strada" the Silver Lion while ignoring Luchino Visconti's "Senso", a physical brawl broke out when Visconti's assistant Franco Zeffirelli started blowing a whistle during Fellini's acceptance speech, only to be attacked by Moraldo Rossi


Carlo Tagliabue - Tagliabue's last performance was in 1955 at La Scala, at the famous performance of "La traviata" conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini and directed by Luchino Visconti, where Maria Callas scandalized the public by throwing her shoes off


Ettore Bastianini - On May 28, 1955, he appeared opposite Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano in a famous La Scala production of "La traviata", directed by Luchino Visconti and conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini


Gianni Raimondi - His La Scala d├ębut occurred in 1956, as Alfredo in "La Traviata", again opposite Callas, in the famed Luchino Visconti production


Annie Girardot - In 1956 she was *awarded the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as best up-and-coming young actress, but only with Luchino Visconti's epic "Rocco e i suoi fratelli" , she was able to draw the public's attention to her


A significant 1958 Royal Opera House production of Verdi's five-act Italian version of Don Carlos followed, along with a Macbeth in Spoleto in 1958 and a famous black-and-white Il trovatore with scenery and costumes by Filippo Sanjust at Covent Garden in 1964. add something


Fedora Barbieri - Altogether, she gave 96 performances of 11 operas in that house, and sang Eboli in the famous Luchino Visconti production of the Verdi opera for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden's centenary in 1958


Annie Girardot - In 1958, Luchino Visconti directed her opposite Jean Marais in a French stage adaptation of William Gibson's Two for the Seesaw


Gre Brouwenstijn - In 1958, she sang Elisabetta in a famous production of "Don Carlos" designed by Luchino Visconti and conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini


Silvia Monfort - She was directed by Roger Planchon at Villeurbanne in 1959 in "Love's Second Surprise" and by Luchino Visconti in Paris in 1961 in "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" beside Alain Delon and Romy Schneider


Mariangela Melato - A striking, blonde actress, she began her stage career in the early 1960s and rose to fame after delivering powerful performances for a number of notable Italian stage directors such as Dario Fo, Luchino Visconti and Luca Ronconi


Renato Salvatori - He started off handsomely as a romantic juvenile actor but after working with the powerful likes of directors Luchino Visconti, Roberto_Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica in the 1960s, turned into one of Italy's strongest characters actors of grim, harrowing drama


Alessandra Panaro - Panaro is best known for her films in the early 1960s notably Luchino Visconti's crime drama "Rocco e i suoi fratelli" in 1960


Carlo Ponti - He produced Visconti's "Boccaccio '70" in 1962, "Marriage Italian Style" in 1964, and "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" in 1965


Boccaccio '70 - "'Boccaccio '70"' is a 1962 Italian anthology film directed by Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio De Sica, from an idea by Cesare Zavattini


Ida Galli - One of her significant roles was the part of Carolina in Luchino Visconti's 1963 film adaptation of the novel "Il Gattopardo"


In 1966 Visconti's luscious Falstaff for the Vienna State Opera conducted by Leonard Bernstein was critically acclaimed. add something


Leonard Bernstein - $Vienna State Opera - In 1966 he made his debut at the Vienna State Opera conducting Luchino Visconti's production of the same opera with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as Falstaff


Florinda Bolkan - She moved to Italy in 1968 after being discovered by the film director Luchino Visconti


Greta Garbo - In 1969, Italian motion picture director Luchino Visconti allegedly attempted to bring Garbo back to the screen with a small part, Maria Sophia, Queen of Naples, in his adaptation of Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past"


Charlotte Rampling - In 1969, in Luchino Visconti's "The Damned" , she played a young wife sent to a Nazi concentration camp


Death in Venice (opera) - Because of agreements between Warner Brothers and the estate of Thomas Mann for the production of Luchino Visconti's 1971 film, Britten was advised not to see the movie when it was released


Marisa Berenson - Eventually she was cast in several prominent film roles, including Gustav von Aschenbach's wife in Luchino Visconti's 1971 film "Death in Venice", the Jewish department store heiress Natalia Landauer in the 1972 film "Cabaret", for which she received some acclaim , and the tragic beauty Lady Lyndon in the Stanley Kubrick film "Barry Lyndon"


Bjorn Andresen - He is best known for playing the fourteen-year-old Tadzio in Luchino Visconti's 1971 film adaptation of the Thomas Mann novella "Death in Venice"


Berger appeared in Visconti's Ludwig in 1972 and Conversation Piece in 1974 along with Burt Lancaster. add something


Nancy Shade - Spoleto Festival - In 1973, Shade sang the title role of "Manon Lescaut" at the Spoleto Festival, under the direction of Luchino Visconti


Harry Theyard - Spoleto Festival - In 1973, Theyard sang in "Manon Lescaut" at the Spoleto Festival, with Nancy Shade and directed by Luchino Visconti


He died in Rome of a stroke at age 69. add something


Luchino Visconti died in 1976 add something


Tinto Brass - Brass' films in the 1980s and early 1990s had mainly been adaptations of famous literary works usually in the erotic genre, namely "The Key" , "The Mistress of the Inn" , the novel "Le lettere da Capri" by Mario Soldati , the novel "Snack Bar Budapest" by Marco Lodoli and Silvia Bre , "Fanny Hill" , and the novel "L'uomo che guarda" by Alberto Moravia , while 2002 film "Senso '45" is an adaptation of "Senso", previously filmed by Luchino Visconti


Ivo van Hove - Since 2001, he has worked at the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, where he has directed "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, the marathon performance of "Romeinse Tragedies" , "Opening Night" by John Cassavetes, "Rocco and his brothers" by Luchino Visconti, and "Teorema" , "Antonioni-project" in tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni, "Kreten en gefluister" by Ingmar Bergman, "La voix humaine " by Jean Cocteau, "Zomertrilogie" in tribute to Carlo Goldoni, and "Kinderen van de Zon" by Gorki for Toneelgroep Amsterd


Anita Pallenberg - In a March 2007 interview Anita related her encounters in Rome in 1960, while "La Dolce Vita" was happening, with Italian filmmakers such as Federico Fellini, Alberto Moravia, Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini