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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)
Bono ... Himself
Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself (archive footage)
Phil Donahue ... Himself (archive footage)
Stevie Wonder ... Himself (archive footage)
Plácido Domingo ... Himself (archive footage)
Zubin Mehta ... Himself (archive footage)
Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage)
Nicoletta Mantovani Nicoletta Mantovani ... Herself
Enrico Caruso ... Himself (archive footage)
Láng Lang ... Himself (as Lang Lang)
Angela Gheorghiu ... Herself
José Carreras ... Himself (archive footage)
Clive James Clive James ... Himself (archive footage)
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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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Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,032, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$4,600,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,500,716
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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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