Nino Rota

Composer | Italy

Represented: France - Belgium

Biography

Composer Nino Rota (1911 – 1979) was born into a family of musicians in Milan.

Composer of 3 symphonies, 10 operas, numerous orchestral works & over 150 film scores (including The Godfather), Rota's work in film dates back to the early forties and his filmography includes virtually all of the noted directors of his time. The first of these is Federico Fellini.

Rota also collaborated with other directors, including Renato Castellani, Luchino Visconti, Franco Zeffirelli, Mario Monicelli, Francis Ford Coppola (he received the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Godfather II), King Vidor, René Clément, Edward Dmytrik and Eduardo de Filippo. Additionally, he composed the music for many theatre productions by Visconti, Zefirelli and de Filippo.