In all he wrote more than 440 compositions including opera, ballet, oratorios, symphonies, chamber music and music for the theatre. In addition there was his music for more than a hundred films by some of the best-known directors of his day, including Luchino Visconti with whom he collaborated many times, including such films as Death in Venice.
His 1963 opera Il diavolo in giardino, from a libretto by Visconti (and collaborators) based on a Thomas Mann short story, was presented at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in February. Another of his works, which Visconti directed, was the ballet Mario e il Mago in 1956.
He died in Rome in 2005.
- "Detailed on-line biography" (in Italian). Archived from the original on May 8, 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
- Franco Mannino on IMDb
- "Official Site" (in Italian). Retrieved 26 April 2009.