It’s not often that an opera singer manages to transcend the genre and become a cultural phenomenon. But that’s exactly what happened back in the ’80s with Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. After chronicling The Beatles’ rise to fame in a documentary a few years ago, director Ron Howard is doing the same with Pavarotti’s career. Of course Howard knew about Pavarotti and his music, but he told us he’d also gotten a brief bit of insight into the man himself when they met back in the early ’80s. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ron Howard)
Pavarotti opens in theaters on June 7.