The new trailer for “Pavarotti” shows how even the best sometimes do not believe they are the best.
CBS Films released a new trailer on Tuesday for Ron Howard’s “Pavarotti”, the documentary based on Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most successful tenors of all time. In the new trailer, Pavarotti struggles to believe his mother when she says he has “a beautiful voice.”
“I said, ‘Momma, you say that because you are my mother,’” Pavarotti recalled. His mother would often respond, “No, because I don’t say that when I hear your father.” Pavarotti’s father was also a tenor.
Pavarotti won five Grammy Awards, including the 1999 Legend Award, and sold more than 100 million records. His famous take on “Nessun Dorma” was the 1990 World Cup theme song. Despite such monumental success, he was a “nervous wreck before every performance,” according to one insider in the trailer.
Pavarotti died in his home city of Modena, Italy, from pancreatic cancer in September 2007. He was 71 years old. “Pavarotti” premieres in theatres on June 7.