Ron Howard’s ‘Pavarotti’ Gets First Look During Grammys (Video)

Never-before-seen footage and interviews will show a new side of the legendary opera singer

CBS Films’ upcoming documentary “Pavarotti” got its first look during the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday night. It’s the third music doc from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, following his 2013 look at Jay-Z’s “Made in America” and the 2016 doc “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week.”

Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s iconic performances — including his memorable performance of Giacomo Puccini’s aria “Nessun dorma” — and granted access to never-before-seen footage, “Pavarotti” promises an intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time.

“The reason why he is great is he lived those songs,” U2 frontman Bono says in the TV spot.

Howard is producing the film with Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg and Jeanne Elfant Festa; along with David Blackman, Nicholas Ferrall and Dickon Stainer serving as executive producers.

The film will be released in theaters June 7.

Watch the footage above.


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