The first full trailer for Ron Howard’s documentary ‘Pavarotti: Genius Is Forever‘ portrays the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti as a humble, trusting, and grateful but also as a person that, despite his gifts and international fame, was highly insecure. The movie, which will arrive in cinemas on June 7, is a collection of interviews, documents coming from his family archive, and concerts that chronicle the opera singer’s career and personality.

Including concert footage and interviews that have never been made public before.
In the emotional trailer of the film that has been released online, Howard starts with Pavarotti as a child and takes us on a journey into his becoming the ‘rock star‘ of the opera. A ‘rock star’ recognized by other rock stars, such as U2’s Bono who, in the trailer, says: “The reason he is great is he lived those songs. The mistakes you’ve made, the hopes, the desires, all that comes crashing into the performance.” Among the testimonies also those of José Carreras and Placido Domingo with whom Pavorotti formed the ‘Three Tenors.’

This is Howard’s third music documentary following Jay-Z’s “Made in America” and The Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week.” And once again, to make ‘Pavarotti: Genius Is Forever‘, the director worked with Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg, and Jeanne Elfant Festa, as well as David Blackman, Nicholas Ferrall, and Dickon Stainer who are the executive producers.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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