I was introduced to legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti at a young age because my dad was an opera singer at one point in his life. I have a lot of memories listening to my dad sing, and he was heavily inspired by the likes of artists like Pavarotti. When you listen to him sing, you can’t deny the beautiful talent that he has. His voice is seriously mind-blowing!
Director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story) is a huge fan of Pavarotti, and he has gone ahead and directed a documentary that tells his story. It will also help introduce audiences to the singer and show us how he became such an icon. The doc was “created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage,” and it “will give audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time.”
Here’s the synopsis:
From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.
When talking about Pavarotti, Howard said:
“I didn’t know that much about opera, but always found Pavarotti a charismatic figure, whom I’d met in the ’80s. Like with many people, he was my introduction to opera as something that was accessible, moving and emotional. Probably the only opera albums I bought were by Pavarotti. One of the pleasing things about The Beatles documentary was the opportunity to tell a compelling single viewing experience that honored and respected in an authentic way those who really knew their story and understood the nuances of the music and individuals, while heightening the curiosity of people who thought they knew The Beatles but really didn’t have any idea of the depth and power of their story. I hope to do the same here.”
Pavarotti will be released in theaters on June 7, 2019.