- UK / USA
- 2h 20min
- Directed by: Ron Howard
A celebration of the life and times of the beloved opera singer who sold over 100 million records.
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Time: 19:00 (TBC)Date: July 13thTickets: �10.50Booking:Online and in-house. Booking fee applies to online ticket sales.From the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes two-time Academy Award(R)winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, whosold over 100 million records in his lifetime. The 1990 World Cup in Italy was the moment opera left the elite andhit the masses. Opera star Pavarotti joined fellow tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras onstage in Romewatched by 1.4 billion worldwide. Their powerful rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' lives on as one of the most popularand famous pieces of music the world has ever heard, and Pavarotti realised his long-held dream of bringing operainto the mainstream. Ron Howard takes an intimate approach in telling Pavarottis story, going beyond the iconicpublic figure to reveal the man himself.Thanks to a partnership with Decca Records and unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, home videos, behindthe scenes and extensive live music footage, we see Pavarottis personal story emerge: from his humble beginningsin Northern Italy through to global superstardom. We travel the world with Pavarotti. We get to know the greattenor as a husband and a father, a committed philanthropist, as well as a fragile artist who had a complexrelationship with his own unique talents and unprecedented success.After the film has played there will be a live relay of a Q A with the team involved in the production of this with also some additional exclusive content that will not form part of the films general release later on.
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Reviews & features
Ron Howard on Pavarotti: 'You have to appreciate that this spirit with which he approached his life is really to be admired'9 Jul 2019
Oscar-winning filmmaker discusses his new documentary about the larger-than-life opera star
Sometimes, a bit of distance is what you need. Take Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning filmmaker of A Beautiful Mind. When he was approached to make a documentary about the opera star Luciano Pavarotti, he was by no means an expert. 'I didn't make the movie…
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