In-Depth Interviews with Bono, José Carreras, Herbert Breslin and Joseph Volpe
This DVD is a documentary about the life of Luciano Pavarotti. More importantly, it gives the viewer a glimpse into the man himself. And while no film can completely capture everything that there is to know about an individual like Luciano, it certainly paints a picture of the zest for life that is so apparent in his singing. The disc features interviews with his ex-wife (most illuminating these sequences are), Bono, Jose Carreras, Herbert Breslin (who just recently passed away), as well as several others. Each offers stories that shed insight into the positives and negatives of Mr. Pavarotti, his playfulness, love of food and female companionship, as well as his unique ability to draw and move large audiences. When you hear clips of him singing, you just can’t help but smile. And the segment featuring Jose Carreras talking about the 2am or so call from Luciano while they were on tour is just delightful. The video has wonderful footage that shows his home town, various opera houses, as well as some intriguing images and stories about his father, who is described as having an incredible voice as well. This is a really fascinating film, and definitely worth watching for those that want to experience some of the magic of Luciano. Very strongly recommended.