2019 ( UK | USA ) ( Documentary, Biography, Music )
Starring: Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Griminelli, Nicoletta Mantovani, Bono
Director: Ron Howard
Born in the beautiful town of Modena, Italy, Pavarotti learnt about opera from his father who was an amateur tenor and baker. After abandoning his goal to become a goalkeeper, Pavarotti started studying music at school. He made a modest operatic debut in 1963, singing La Traviata in Belgrade. Thanks to his ability to reach “the high C” – a notoriously difficult note for tenors – and his amicable way with audiences, Pavarotti crossed over from opera singer to pop-culture phenomenon. Though Pavarotti married twice, he was also lonely for much of his life, finding comfort and companionship in several extramarital affairs.
Featuring family videos, archive footage and plenty of interviews with his wives, daughters, partners, business colleagues, opera writers and other musicians (including U2’s Bono), Ron Howard’s film tells the story of a charismatic man who was born with a gift, and devoted his life to sharing it with as many people as possible.