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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
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Opera Celebrates Tel Aviv's centennial

Opera Celebrates Tel Aviv's centennial

JERUSALEM, July 17 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of Israelis attended the performance of one of the world's leading opera companies as part of Tel Aviv's centennial celebration.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Zeffirelli wants to give pope a makeover

VATICAN CITY, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Famed Italian filmmaker and stage director Franco Zeffirelli, who is also a Roman Catholic, has offered to give Pope Benedict XVI a makeover.

Florence colors its festival Pucci

FLORENCE, Italy, May 18 (UPI) -- Italian fashion icon Emilio Pucci, who combined bold colors with geometric shapes, will be celebrated in Florence as part of an event honoring famous residents.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Italy hopes to regain dominance in opera

MILAN, Italy, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Franco Zeffirelli hopes his return to Italy's legendary La Scala house after a 14-year absence will restore Italy to the top spot in opera.

Lyric Opera's Richard Pearlman dead at 68

CHICAGO, April 10 (UPI) -- The director of Chicago's Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Richard Pearlman, has died of lung cancer at age 68.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2006 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2005 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

Callas jewels on auction block

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Diva Maria Callas' jewelry, including an 11.7-carat diamond ring, is being sold in Switzerland, the BBC reported Wednesday.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2004 with 323 to follow.
By United Press International

Opera Carmen to be staged in Seville

SEVILLE, Spain, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The opera Carmen is to be performed at the sites where Bizet's drama is supposed to have unfolded, the city of Seville announced.
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Franco Zeffirelli
NYP2002101014 - NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) - Opera singer Placido Domingo and his wife attend the Oct. 10, 2002, New York premiere of director Franco Zeffirelli film, "Callas Forever." ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Franco Zeffirelli KBE (born Gianfranco Corsi on February 12, 1923), is an Italian film director. He is also an opera director, designer and producer of opera, theatre, film and television, and a politician.

Internationally, he is known for having directed the 1968 film version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, for which he was nominated to receive an Academy Award. His 1977 television mini-series Jesus of Nazareth also won acclaim and is still shown on Easter weekend in many countries.

Zeffirelli was born and grew up in Florence, under the auspices of the British expatriate community and was particularly involved with the so-called Scorpioni, who inspired his semi-autobiographical 1999 film Tea With Mussolini.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Franco Zeffirelli."
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