Ron Howard is making a movie about Pavarotti - Noise11.com
Pavarotti

Pavarotti

Ron Howard is making a movie about Pavarotti

by Paul Cashmere on November 28, 2018

in News

Filmmaker Ron Howard’s much-anticipated Luciano Pavarotti documentary will feature unseen footage of the iconic opera singer and interviews with his widow Nicoletta and rocker Bono.

Nine minutes of Pavarotti were aired at the American Film Market last month and now sources tell Deadline distributors around the world are clamouring for the rights, with deals for Germany, Spain, China, Australia, Japan, and South Korea, among other territories, already completed.

The documentary, which is currently in post-production, will also feature memorable Pavarotti performances, including songs he recorded and sang as part of The Three Tenors, alongside Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo.

Howard, who is also one of the film’s producers alongside Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer, and Michael Rosenberg, tells Deadline he has also secured the rights to Pavarotti performances, which will available to play in cinemas after the film’s credits have rolled.

The movie is scheduled for release early next year (19).

Pavarotti, who had a promising soccer career in his youth, went on to become one of the opera greats after suffering a life-threatening illness.

He sold more than 100 million records and was particularly well known for his rendition of Nessun Dorma from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. He also famously dueted with Bono in 1995 on U2’s song Sarajevo Girl.

The track became the first of many crossover collaborations for Pavarotti, who died in Italy in 2007, just weeks before his 72nd birthday.

music-news.com

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Canned Heat
How Canned Heat Made a Wilbert Harrison Song a Hit Before Ferry and Dylan Recorded It

Bluesman Wilbert Harrison was responsible for Canned Heat’s third hit song. After the Los Angeles blues rock boogie band scored their first and second hits with now classics ‘On The Road Again’ and ‘Going Up The Country’, their third hit was a cover of Wilbert’s ‘Lets Stick Together’.

2 days ago
Normie Rowe and the Playboys perform at Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, Melbourne on Saturday 6 June 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Normie Rowe Sends a Powerful ANZAC Day Message with Compulsory Hero video

Normie Rowe has delivered a powerful anti-war ANZAC Day message with his cover of 1927’s ‘Compulsory Hero’.

2 days ago
Brian Cadd and David Bromley Silver City
David Bromley has Directed Brian Cadd’s ‘Silver City’ video

Brian Cadd’s new ‘Silver City’ video was directed by world-renowned artist David Bromley.

2 days ago
The Seekers, Noise11, Press Conference, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
The Seekers have No. 4 Album and Zoot make the Vinyl Chart

The Seekers have an album in the Australian Top 10 and Zoot are back in the vinyl chart. In an era of BTS and Billie Eilish, heritage acts are proving they have dollar value too.

2 days ago
Bob Dylan Heavens Door whiskey
Bob Dylan Waves the Naughty Finger at Fans with Phones

Bob Dylan stopped his show in Vienna, Austria this week to chastise fans with phones aimed at him.

4 days ago
Drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac performs at ADOTG at Mt Duneed Winery on 7 November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Fleetwood Mac Reschedule Cancelled North American Dates

Fleetwood Mac have rescheduled their cancelled US dates and added a new show following Stevie Nick’s illness this month.

4 days ago
Roger Waters played Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Saturday 10 February 2018. Roger Waters is performing his Us and Them Australian tour. Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Roger Waters Joins Nick Mason in New York for early Pink Floyd track

Pink Floyd had somewhat of a reunion on Thursday night in New York when Roger Waters joined Nick Mason to perform the epic ‘Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun’.

4 days ago