Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Director With Taste for Excess, Dies at 96
Mr. Zeffirelli’s opera productions sometimes drew critical ire, but audiences generally loved them. He worked in film, too.
The New York Times
Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director known for extravagant operas, film versions of Shakespeare and a supercharged social life, has died at 96
The New York Times's obit omits Zeffirelli's history of sexual assault but does note that, late in life, he became a right-wing politician who called for the death penalty for women who have abortions.