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Pavarotti (2019)

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Life, works and achievements of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.

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Ron Howard

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Cassidy Hartmann (consulting writer), Mark Monroe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luciano Pavarotti ... Self (archive footage)
Andrea Griminelli Andrea Griminelli ... Self
Nicoletta Mantovani Nicoletta Mantovani ... Self
Plácido Domingo ... Self
Angela Gheorghiu ... Self
Carol Vaness Carol Vaness ... Self
Vittorio Grigòlo Vittorio Grigòlo ... Self (as Vittorio Grigolo)
Madelyn Renée Monti Madelyn Renée Monti ... Self (as Madelyn Renée)
Zubin Mehta ... Self
Adua Veroni Adua Veroni ... Self
Lorenza Pavarotti Lorenza Pavarotti ... Self
Giuliana Pavarotti Giuliana Pavarotti ... Self
Cristina Pavarotti Cristina Pavarotti ... Self
Anne Midgette Anne Midgette ... Self
Terri Robson Terri Robson ... Self

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Born in 1935 in Modena in the worker-class family of a father baker and a mother who worked in a cigar factory, Luciano Pavarotti felt since his childhood the passion by opera due to his father, an amateur tenor. Blessed with a powerful voice and student of the most important Italy's opera teachers of those times, soon the name of Pavarotti turned in a reference of the genre, giving some of the most remembered live performances in the most important theaters across the world, meeting with politicians and world leaders as well as rock and pop singers to bring concerts for humanitarian causes, over-passing any limit when he was part of The Three Tenors with the too opera singers José Carreras and Plácido Domingo. Using archive footage, unreleased material from home videos and photos, and interviewing his closest friends and his family, legendary director Ron Howard reviews the professional carrier of the man who achieved turn opera in a mass phenomenon as never before at the same time ... Written by Chockys

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

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As of his death in 2007 Luciano Pavarotti had sold more than 100 million albums and performed live for more than 10 million people. See more »

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Maestro Zubin Mehta is, on one occasion, credited during one of his talking head interviews as 'pianist'. See more »

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Very good biography of a great artist
25 June 2019 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Pavarotti (2019) was directed by Ron Howard. It's a solid biography of the extraordinary tenor, with archival footage and interviews with Pavarotti's colleagues, family, and friends.

No one questions Pavarotti's genius. It's certainly on full display in the film. His personal choices may have been less than exemplary, so it's necessary to separate your thoughts about the artist from your thoughts about the man.

The good news is that, as far as I can tell, director Howard is presenting Pavarotti's story in an honest, unbiased way. At least, that appears to have been his goal. How well he succeeded is something that opera experts will have to tell us.

We saw the movie at Rochester's excellent Little Theatre. It will work well enough on the small screen, although certainly you need to see it with a system that has good sound .

The film has a solid IMDb rating of 7.5, which I think is just about right. Opera lovers won't want to miss it. I think it's worth seeing even if you don't love opera.


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30 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$144,032, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$4,600,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,885,016
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