Ron Howard’s positive documentary pays homage to the evergreen legend Luciano Pavarotti for the exceptional personality and the humble man he was.
Watching Pavarotti performance in TV as a child brought so much joy to me and my family, his soulful performance was mesmerizing, even if I didn’t understand a word he’d be saying it is his voice which had a life of its own.
After his unfortunate death, I always wondered how he was like in real life, behind the camera was he a happy, or a sad person. How was he as a family man? And about the rumored affairs were they true? So many questions…
I can’t even express the joy I had when I heard the Pavarotti documentary film was on and was so honored to be invited for the premiere!
Watching a documentary about a famous and beloved artist, I had a childlike desire to see his real-life unravel showing Pavarotti as the human he was.
From his happiness, sadness, and achievements, this documentary/musical film covered every aspect of Pavarotti’s story, capturing people’s hearts with his captivating smile.
Pavarotti’s international career blossomed, his professional and personal lives took different directions, though the singer tried to stay connected to his home by traveling with suitcases of his favorite foods and his love for cooking.
Among the film’s strongest interviews are those with less-well-known people such as Pavarotti’s personal assistant Madelyn Renee and his ex-mistress, and his fierce manager Herbert Breslin, who wad one of the most hated people in the opera business.
Pavarotti increasingly took on stadium recitals, in which he was able to connect with massive audiences.
This led to the third stage of the tenor’s career, his collaboration with pop icons such as Bono in concerts for charity. Bono’s description of how Pavarotti sweet-talked his housekeeper to gain access to him was hilarious.
His struggle with trying to be connected with his family was emotional told by his wife and daughters, a romantic and loving husband to a caring father who wasn’t able to cope with his rising stardom.
What was interesting was his friendship with Princess Diana. Pavarotti would campaign for Diana’s chosen charitable cause, the elimination of landmines worldwide.
When Pavarotti dies at this film’s end, we take it as though we’ve lost a loved one. He was a humble man with a bright soul full of love and the man who brought opera to the people.
Parents Note – (PG 13) disturbing war pictures
Rating – 5/5