Tag: opera

Claude Debussy

(1862–1918) Achille-Claude Debussy Debussy in Film: Camille Claudel 1988 Director: Bruno Nuytten Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu   Born August 22 1862 Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France) Died March 25 1918 Paris (France) Cause of death Colorectal cancer Occupation Composer Musician Pianist Awards Prix de Rome Title…

Mikis Theodorakis

(1925) Μιχαήλ (Μίκης) Θεοδωράκης Filmography as Composer: Electra 1962 Director: Michael Cacoyannis Starring: Irene Papas, Giannis Fertis     Zorba the Greek 1964 Director: Michael Cacoyannis Starring: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates     The Trojan Women 1971 Director: Michael Cacoyannis Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave  …

Maria Callas

(1923–1977) Μαρία Κάλλας Maria Anna Cecilia Sofia Kalogeropoulos Filmography as Actress: Medea 1969 Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini Starring: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti   Born December 2 1923 New York, NY (USA) Died September 16 1977 Paris (France) Cause of death Heart…

Julie Taymor

(1952) Filmography as Director: Frida 2002 Director: Julie Taymor Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina   Born December 15 1952 Newton, MA (USA) Occupation Film director Opera director Occupation Theatre director Screenwriter Writer Awards Emmy Laurence Olivier Award Tony

George Gershwin

(1898–1937) Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz Filmography as Composer: Manhattan 1979 Director: Woody Allen Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton     Born September 26 1898 Brooklyn, New York, NY (USA) Died July 11 1937 Beverly Hills, CA (USA) Cause of death Brain tumor Occupation Composer…

Richard Wagner

(1813–1883) Wilhelm Richard Wagner Filmography as Composer: Ludwig 1972 Director: Luchino Visconti Starring: Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider   Born May 22 1813 Leipzig (Germany) Died February 13 1883 Venezia (Italia) Cause of death Heart Failure Occupation Composer Conductor Musician Occupation Theatre…

Luchino Visconti

(1906–1976) Luchino Visconti di Modrone, conte di Lonate Pozzolo Filmography as Director: Il Gattopardo 1963 Director: Luchino Visconti Starring: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale     La caduta degli dei 1969 Director: Luchino Visconti Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin    …

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756–1791) Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart Mozart in Film: Amadeus 1984 Director: Miloš Forman Cast: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham   Born January 27 1756 Salzburg (Austria) Died December 5 1791 Vienna (Austria) Occupation Composer Musician Pianist

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770–1827) Beethoven in Film: Copying Beethoven 2006 Director: Agnieszka Holland Starring: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger   Baptised December 17 1770 Bonn (Germany) Died March 26 1827 Vienna (Austria) Cause of death Pneumonia Teacher Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Occupation Composer Musician Pianist