Synopsis by Nathan Southern
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.