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Check out the first trailer Duncan-born Oscar winner Ron Howard's feature documentary on famed opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. 

Billed as lifting the curtain on the icon who brought opera to mainstream audiences, "Pavarotti" is billed as featuring history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and - rejoice, opera fasn - cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology. Among the celebrity interviews featured in the first trailer are U2 frontman Bono and fellow opera star Jose Carreras.

Tenor Luciano Pavarotti speaks at a 2005 press conference in Tulsa about his concert stop in Tulsa. The Oklahoman Archives
Tenor Luciano Pavarotti speaks at a 2005 press conference in Tulsa about his concert stop in Tulsa. The Oklahoman Archives

The first trailer covers Pavarotti's family legacy as a tenor, his nervousness before his performances, his global stardom, his work with the Three Tenors, his loneliness on the road and his philanthropic works. 

As previously reported, Howard announced in 2017 his plans to follow up on the success of his Beatles documentary "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years," with the Pavarotti biography. 

Howard won the 2017 Grammy for best music film for directing his Beatles rock doc. He produced the Fab Four film with Brian Grazer, Scott Pascucci and Nigel Sinclair. It was the first Grammy nod and win for Howard and Grazer, the Oscar-winning team behind the film "A Beautiful Mind."

As previously reported, "Pavarotti" was scripted by Mark Monroe, who worked with Howard on his Beatles doc, and produced by White Horse Pictures’ Sinclair, Imagine Entertainment’s Grazer, Howard and Michael Rosenberg, and Jeanne Elfant Festa. David Blackman and Dickon Stainer are executive producers. 

Pavarotti remains one of the best-selling recording artists in music history with more than 100 million records sold. The legendary Italian tenor entertained more than 10 million people in 60 countries, and he had the first classical album to reach No. 1 on the pop charts. He died from pancreatic cancer in 2007 at age 71.

The CBS Films release will open in select theaters June 7.

-BAM 




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Tenor Luciano Pavarotti speaks at a 2005 press conference in Tulsa about his concert stop in Tulsa. The Oklahoman Archives

Tenor Luciano Pavarotti speaks at a 2005 press conference in Tulsa about his concert stop in Tulsa. The Oklahoman Archives

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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