LIVE OPERA BY SUNSET, THEN OPERA UNDER THE STARS! Enjoy music, food and drinks while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean… then sit back and relax with The Voice…The Man…The Legend. With special performance from DivaLicious star, Penny Shaw.
PAVAROTTI (M) – SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Directed by: Ron Howard
Cast: Andrea Griminelli, Bono
Runtime: 114 mins
Country of Origin: UK / US
Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard paints an intimate portrayal of the inimitable, iconic operatic tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, with an in-depth, no holds barred look at the life, career and lasting legacy of the musical icon.
PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. It puts audiences front row centre for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend. Dubbed The People’s Tenor, Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world, selling over 100 million records. He was the rare combination of personality, genius and celebrity and he used his prodigious gifts to spread the gospel of opera as entertainment – and something to be enjoyed by all music lovers. Through the sheer force of his talent, Pavarotti commanded the great stages of the world, and captured the hearts of audiences everywhere.
This cinematic event features history-making performances, intimate interviews, and never-before-seen footage. Thanks to a partnership with Decca Records and unique access to the Pavarotti family archives, we see Pavarotti’s personal story emerge: from his humble beginnings in Northern Italy through to global super stardom. We travel the world with Pavarotti. We get to know the great tenor as a husband and a father, a committed philanthropist, as well as a fragile artist who had a complex relationship with his own unique talents and unprecedented success.
“Pavarotti’s larger-than-life personality shines in almost every scene. The singer’s optimism is contagious, and his schoolboy-like wonder is jubilant. There’s a lot to smile at here.” New York Times
PRE-SHOW MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY DIVALICIOUS STAR, PENNY SHAW.
Originally from the UK, Penny Shaw was educated at Oxford University before deciding to pursue a life in the theatre. Career highlights include receiving a standing ovation in Paris as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, being the soloist for Italian Maestro, Ennio Morricone and performing the role of Carlotta in Cameron Macintosh’s production of The Phantom of the Opera. Since moving to Australia, Penny has performed in over 20 operas with the West Australian Opera and at the Sydney Opera House with DivaLicious.
BYO seating. No BYO alcohol. Thanks to our generous sponsors, the bar will be stocked with Forester Estate wines, Gage Road beers and Aperol Spritz cocktails, as well as a section of soft drinks, juice and Carton Water. Part proceeds will once again be donated to the Cottesloe Coastcare Association, as well as North Cottesloe Primary School.