Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti

Director: Esther Schapira Cast: Luciano Pavarotti, Bono, Jose Carreras

DVD (Wide Screen / Stereo)

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As directed by Esther Schapira, this reverential biographical documentary pays homage to a man who was arguably the greatest operatic tenor of the 20th century: Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007). On a fundamental level, the film suggests that Pavarotti qualified as unique and special by virtue of his ability to form a bridge between average listeners and classical music long-deemed too sophisticated for the common man. It also suggests that his means of effectuating this goal lay in his uncanny ability to communicate, vocally, with large groups of spectators. This film provides insights into both of Pavarotti's "worlds," professional and personal, to create its multifaceted portrait.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2011
UPC: 0880242589187
Original Release: 2010
Source: Euroarts
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 0:58:00
Sales rank: 7,129

Special Features

In-Depth Interviews with Bono, José Carreras, Herbert Breslin and Joseph Volpe

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Luciano Pavarotti
1. Opening - 'In 1961, An Unknown Young Man' [5:41]
2. 'Emilia Romagna' [7:37]
3. 'For Years, He Sang In the Most Famous and Best Choir in Italy' [4:44]
4. 'He and Adua Could Finally Get Married' [4:59]
5. 'Sixteen Years Later' [5:12]
6. 'In Modena, the Whole Family' [6:31]
7. 'At First, They Saw the World Together' [4:03]
8. 'He Saw His Voice As a Gift' [7:45]
9. "They Were Also His Companions' [6:36]
10. 'Finally, Untroubled Times' [4:18]
11. Credits [:42]
1. Bono [9:56]
2. José Carreras [10:00]
3. Herbert Breslin [5:11]
4. Joseph Volpe [8:30]

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Luciano Pavarotti 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KlingonOpera More than 1 year ago
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.