The long-awaited documentary about Luciano Pavarotti of American filmmaker Ron Howard will be never-before-seen images of the iconic Italian opera singer, and also interviews with his widow Nicoletta and rocker Bono. The documentary comes at the beginning of next year.
The Italian tenor died in 2007 at the age of 71 from the effects of pancreatic cancer. Pavarotti was one of the most famous modern opera singers, and has performed often with pop musicians such as U2. In 1998 he won a Grammy Award for his entire oeuvre.
The documentary, currently in post-production, will be also memorable Pavarotti performances, including songs he recorded and sang as part of The Three Tenors alongside Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo.
Pavarotti, who in his youth was a promising football career, sold a total of more than a hundred million records and was the first artist with classical opera music in the charts. He was especially known for his rendition of Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot of Giacomo Puccini. He also brought along with Bono in 1995, the song ‘Sarajevo Girl’.