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Pavarotti: A Life In Seven Arias
Posted: August 2nd, 2008

When Luciano Pavarotti died in September 2007, the world lost one of the greatest voices in all of music. In celebration of Pavarotti’s peerless vocal talent and extraordinary international impact, this performance documentary looks back over his legendary career, utilizing the arias with which he was most closely associated as a narrative framework. From his humble origins in Modena, Italy, “A Life in Seven Arias” follows “The King of the High C”‘s meteoric rise, spanning his London debut in La Boheme , his triumph in La Fille du Régiment and his iconic rendition of “Nessun dorma.” In addition to a treasure trove of classic Pavarotti performances, also featured are new and archival interviews with many of the tenor’s friends and colleagues, including Dame Joan Sutherland, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Juan Diego Floréz.

Airs for SundayArts Sunday, August 9, 2009 at noon.

Learn more on the Great Performances Web site.

  • Barbara Johnson

    I am interested in Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias. When will it air in MN on our Public Television, TPT2. Thank you.

  • Robyn

    Was this documentary shortened to 1 hour for the PBS fundraising broadcast, or is it actually 1 hour in length?

  • joan

    Pavarotti is such a treasure, a wonderful human being, his music will last forever. Who could ever get tired of it. I hope they are planning a statue of him in Italy. The greatest of the greats! I’ve watched the Life in 7 arias and it is fantastic!! How could it not be, it is about him. I hope they keep having this documenty over and over again.

  • James Southall

    Wonderful documentary and amazing to see Pavarotti sing with his father.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.