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Pavarotti (2019)

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Life, works and achievements of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.


Ron Howard


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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

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Remembering a great human named Luciano
30 August 2019 | by vinsond21See all my reviews

He was a famous tenor who helped make opera popular with the general public. I knew about him and his music, but this documentary opened my eyes to so much more. The viewer gets to meet his family, his managers, his celebrity friends. It was lovely to see the late Princess Diana during happier times, and awesome to hear the thoughts of Bono who appeared in concert with Pavarotti. Born during the War and following an early brush with death, Pavarotti grew up embracing life with a zest that rubbed off on many who crossed his paths. You don't have to be an opera lover or a Pavarotti fan to enjoy this film, but you will come away knowing a lot more about this fascinating larger-than-life human being and appreciating his outsized talent. And getting to hear him sing and see him perform on the big screen is a treat that i cannot recommend enough.

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Release Date:

30 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy See more »


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$144,032, 9 June 2019

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