Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances, and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
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Film Details
Status: In Release
Release date: June 7, 2019
Country of origin: United States
Language: English, Italian
Running time: 114 mins
Director: Ron Howard
Genre: Documentary
Production Company: White Horse Pictures, Imagine Entertainment
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Ron Howard’s PAVAROTTI, produced by Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures, explores the journey of this incredible man, who was born a peasant, the son of a baker, in remote Northern Italy. His journey from there to being the most popular and possibly greatest opera tenor to ever have lived is filled with hard work, his incredible talent,  heartbreaks and joy.

The film explores, in a fresh and contemporary way, how a mere mortal can become an opera singer such as Pavarotti. The endless training, the learning of musical theories, and the stage presence. The film puts the audience front row and center for the experience of the Voice and legendary performances. Behind all that, the film reveals Pavarotti’s struggle to find purpose and peace, having conquered the world and enjoyed extreme fame. The end of his marriage, his new love and his embrace of the responsibilities as a world citizen, devoting the rest of his life to philanthropy. This cinematic event features history-making performances, intimate interviews, and extraordinary never-before-seen footage.

The film is directed by Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard who produced alongside Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg and Jeanne Elfant Festa. The creative team is joined by Eight Days A Week award-winning writer Mark Monroe and award-winning editor Paul Crowder. White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall serve as Executive Producers along with Crowder and Monroe. Cassidy Hartmann serves as a consulting writer and Co-Executive Producer. Mark McCune serves as Supervising Producer. Dickon Stainer, President and CEO of Global Classics, UMG, and David Blackman, Head of Polygram Entertainment, along with Didier Lupfer and Ron Halpern for STUDIOCANAL, also serve as Executive Producers. The feature documentary is produced with the full cooperation of the Pavarotti Estate, Universal Music Classics and Decca Records.

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