Bono Remembers Luciano Pavarotti in Ron Howard's Doc on the Legendary Opera Singer

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CBS Films promoted the film during Sunday night's Grammy Awards telecast.

Filmmaker Ron Howard's upcoming documentary about legendary Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti features a chorus of famous faces, including U2's Bono.

"The reason why he is great is that he lived those songs," Bono says in a first-look clip of Pavarotti that aired during Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast.

Pavarotti, who died in 2007, transcended the opera world to become a household name. Bono was among the artists with whom Pavarotti collaborated.

The 20-second Grammys spot from CBS Films opens with a clip of Pavarotti singing the famous Puccini aria "Nessun dorma" at the first Three Tenors in Concert in Rome, Italy, in 1990.

A recording of the concert won the Grammy for best classical vocal performance. From Decca Classics, it also went on to become the best-selling classical album of all time.

Pavarotti is set to open in theaters June 7. Producers include White Horse Pictures' Nigel Sinclair and Brian Grazer, Howard's partner at Imagine Entertainment.