LUCIANO PAVAROTTI - A LIFE IN 7 ARIAS 0743314

Director David Thompson has created a respectful, rounded and in-depth documentary about this tenor [Luciano Pavarotti]. The sound is excellent, the footage varied and extensive and, with sections on singing with Joan Sutherland, on his home life, on his fame and superstardom and his last years, we are reminded that he was more than the Three Tenors circus that many came to know him for. A masterclass viewing. We see the artistic input behind those seminal renditions and, coupled with the insights of the contributing artists, we go some way to understanding the unique emotional and technical balance of a voice that is, was and always will be instantly recognisable as one of the greatest we have ever heard.