From the team behind the worldwide success 'The Beatles: 8 Days a Week', comes Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard's documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti, who sold over 100 million records in his lifetime. Thanks to a partnership with Decca Records and unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, home videos, behind the scenes and extensive live music footage, we see Pavarotti's personal story emerge: from his humble beginnings in Northern Italy through to global superstardom.
There are not enough stars to rate this excellent documentary. Another well thought out, important work by Ron Howard. Of course I knew of Pavarotti and have seen him years ago on TV and watched videos (unfortunately had not seen a live performance). So I already knew I would very much enjoy listening to that sublime voice and learning more about him. I had no idea though how powerful it would be to see the archive material of his childhood, family, early career, performances. I learned about his friends, agents, producers and friends. You see his family. You see that delightful almost boyish smile, that absolute joy when he sang or just the thrill of being alive. He worked in opera and with rock and roll stars. He raised millions for charity. He seemed generous with fellow performers such as Jose Carras and Plácido Domingo. I would watch a section of one of his performances and then reverse to watch again and again. My gosh, I was stunned at the drama, the magic. A must see.