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The King of High Cs, as opera star Luciano Pavarotti was fondly called, left behind an extraordinary body of work. Not just the recordings—though his first album as part of The Three Tenors became the best-selling classical album ever—but a legacy of philanthropy and popularizing classical music. So it’s fitting that this larger-than-life theatrical presence gets an appropriately performance-driven documentary, directed by Ron Howard. Armed with passionate talking heads and breathtaking concert footage, Pavarotti (in select theatres June 7) explores the tenor’s life and work, though there was little separation of the two. “The way he lived his life is, in fact, kind of operatic,” Howa... Full story

15 May