The first full trailer for Ron Howard’s documentary “Pavarotti: Genius Is Forever” portrays Luciano Pavarotti as a humble, trusting and grateful but also insecure person, despite his gifts and international fame.
In this emotional trailer for the film — and honestly, it’s hard not to start to tear up when you hear the great tenor sing “Nessun Dorma” — Howard starts with Pavarotti as a child and takes us on a journey into becoming something of a rock star as an opera singer. And you know he’s a rock star when you hear it from a real rock star.
“The reason he is great is he lived those songs,” U2’s Bono says in the trailer. “The mistakes you’ve made, the hopes, the desires, all that comes crashing into the performance.”
“Pavarotti” will include never-before-seen concert footage and interviews that chronicle the opera singer’s career and personality.
This is Howard’s third music documentary following Jay-Z’s “Made in America” and The Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week.” He’s producing along with with Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg and Jeanne Elfant Festa. David Blackman, Nicholas Ferrall and Dickon Stainer serving as executive producers.
“Pavarotti: Genius is Forever” is presented by CBS Films, Polygram Entertainment and Brian Grazer, an Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures production. The film opens on June 7.
Watch the trailer above.