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Pavarotti (2019)

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A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.

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Ron Howard

Writers:

Cassidy Hartmann (consulting writer), Mark Monroe

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Cast

Credited cast:
Spike Lee ... Himself (archive footage)
Princess Diana ... Herself (archive footage)
Stevie Wonder ... Himself (archive footage)
Bono ... Himself
Phil Donahue ... Himself (archive footage)
Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself (archive footage)
Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)
Plácido Domingo ... Himself (archive footage)
Láng Lang ... Himself (as Lang Lang)
Zubin Mehta ... Himself (archive footage)
Enrico Caruso ... Himself (archive footage)
Nicoletta Mantovani Nicoletta Mantovani ... Herself
Clive James Clive James ... Himself (archive footage)
José Carreras ... Himself (archive footage)
Angela Gheorghiu ... Herself
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A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and a war related image | See all certifications »

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Language:

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Release Date:

16 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$144,032, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$4,600,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,329,871
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Bravo to "Pavarotti"
13 June 2019 | by cliffgold-1See all my reviews

This year's big doc may be Ron Howard's "Pavarotti," a love letter about the great tenor. More than any opera singer since Enrico Caruso a century before, Pavarotti made opera cool in the latter part of the 20th century. With his larger-than-life personality and crystal-clear voice, he became a worldwide sensation, performing everywhere from rural outposts to massive stadiums to outdoor parks.

Howard manages to piece together decades of film --- often grainy and amateurish - with deeply personal interviews with the Maestro's ex-wives, former mistress, daughters, peers (Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, and several sopranos), and admirers. He weaves biography with taped performances from the time Pavarotti was a promising young singer through his waning years.

In fact, Howard presents Pavarotti's life as opera. A man of great passion - for opera, for women, for food, for children - Pavarotti lived large. And he died painfully. Howard manages to make the audience feel the highs and the lows of Pavarotti's personal and professional lives.

But the film is long. It proves that even great directors can fall in love with their own films. Howard could have spent less time in the run-up to stardom to get us to the fantastic success of his middle years and the explosive teaming with Domingo and Carreras as The Three Tenors. His death is handled beautifully as is Pavarotti's heartfelt charitable endeavors in concert with Princess Diana, Bono and many others.

Even if you don't love opera, you will enjoy this stunning documentary.


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