No-one did more to expand the audience for opera than the tenor Luciano Pavarotti – the King of the high C.
He reconnected an elite art-form with popular audiences throughout the world, through his unashamed enthusiasm for life and his unique ability to communicate to vast crowds through the simple medium of his magnificent voice, allied to great music.
This fascinating documentary film takes the viewer behind the scenes of both Pavarotti’s personal life and his appearances at the great opera houses of the world, to create a unique portrait of a great and well-loved musician.
The magic of his voice, but also his charm and personality, enthusiastic Millions of people around the world, including many that had never before inspiring for Opera. The appearance of the 3 tenors in the World Cup in Italy live on television in 1990 remains unforgettable – also a lot of open air concerts like Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York.
Picture format: NTSC - 16:9
Sounds formats: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Original Language: German
Subtitles: English, French, Japanese
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 93 mins (58 mins Documentary + 35 mins Bonus)
“the whole thing, well sourced, briskly edited and judiciously paced, is an engaging, easy-listening kind of watch, neither hagiography nor hatchet job. Future Pavarotti documentaries will doubtless ask more penetrating questions...but as a portrait of a man who loved food and women just as much as he did music, it's an accomplished piece of work.”