Film about the great tenor hits theaters June 7
CBS Films has released a new trailer for Ron Howard's upcoming documentary on the brilliant Italian opera star Luciano Pavarotti.
Pavarotti, which marks the director's second foray into documentary, will be released in select theaters on June 7. Howard's 2016 film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, made a reported $12 million-plus worldwide.
"Pavarotti is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people," according to a press release announcing the trailer. "Academy Award® winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend."
Pavarotti was born in Modena in 1935, the son of an amateur tenor. He made his professional debut in 1961, eventually becoming the most popular operatic singer of his time with record sales of 100 million. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2007.
The film includes interviews with the surviving members of The Three Tenors -- Plácido Domingo and José Carreras -- as well as Bono and others.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.