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Salvatore Licitra Reviews


Ravinia Festival

Singers, CSO deliver thrilling 'Tosca'
2 Aug 11 / Chicago Tribune
Terfel’s gripping Scarpia ignites an outstanding “Tosca” at Ravinia
1 Aug 11 / Chicago Classical Review
Bryn Terfel, Patricia Racette stay on top of ‘Tosca’ at Ravinia
1 Aug 11 / Chicago Sun-Times


Metropolitan Opera

Tosca… sans Mario
13 May 11 / ClassiqueInfo
Bryn Terfel shines
2 May 11 / The Epoch Times


Vienna State Opera

Instabiles Ägypten
12 Mar 11 / Die Presse

Cavalleria Rusticana

Teatro alla Scala

Escalofríos en la Scala
8 Feb 11 / El Mundo
A deeply moving Pag & Cav
24 Jan 11 / The Opera Critic
Noi credevamo in Pagliacci e Cavalleria
20 Jan 11 / Il Giornale della Musica (Ita)

La fanciulla del West

Teatro Massimo di Palermo

La “Fanciulla del West” festeggia i cento anni a Palermo
15 Dec 10 / Il Velino

La Forza del Destino

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Un destino che pesa come un macigno
3 Dec 10 / Teatro.Org

Un Ballo in Maschera

Washington National Opera

WNO's "Un Ballo in Machera" was the exception to an otherwise solid WNO rule
6 Oct 10 / OperaOnline
Washington National Opera opens season with generally effective 'Masked Ball'
17 Sep 10 / Baltimore Sun
Enjoy "Ballo," close your eyes and think of Italy
13 Sep 10 / Washington Post
Verdi’s 'Masked Ball' opens WNO season
13 Sep 10 / Washington Times


Arena di Verona

Nuova Turandot per il "Festival Zeffirelli"
19 Jul 10 / Teatro.Org

La fanciulla del West

San Francisco Opera

Debora Voigt ha offerto una prestazione drammaticamente convincente
23 Jul 10 / GBOPERA
How the West was sung
20 Jun 10 / Out West Arts
SFO mounts the golden girl
17 Jun 10 / Bay Area Reporter
San Francisco Opera's 'Girl of the Golden West' is a treasure trove of Puccini melodies
16 Jun 10 / Dallas Morning News
Deborah Voigt brings superhuman qualities to La fanciulla del West
16 Jun 10 / The Opera Critic
It seemed fitting that a California company should launch the centennial of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West
16 Jun 10 / Financial Times
Unfortunately, the vocal demands do not suit Voigt's strengths
16 Jun 10 / Seen and Heard
Luisotti's La fanciulla del West shines at the San Francisco Opera
12 Jun 10 / Musical Criticism
Deborah Voigt tames the Wild West
12 Jun 10 / ConcertoNet (English)
Salvatore Licitra Reviews & Articles


Following on from his sensational Metropolitan Opera debut in Tosca, where he replaced Luciano Pavarotti at short notice, Salvatore Licitra has been hailed as one of the most promising Italian tenors of his generation. Many believe that Licitra is the 'fourth' tenor.
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Salvatore Licitra Articles

Salvatore Licitra obituary

Operatic tenor with exemplary phrasing, dramatic charisma and a rare sensitivity.
7 Sep 2011 / The Guardian

Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra dies in Sicily

Salvatore Licitra, a tenor known as the "new Pavarotti" for his potent voice and considerable stamina, died Monday at age 43 after spending nine days in a coma following a motorscooter accident in Sicily.
6 Sep 2011 / New York Times

Salvatore Licitra, operatic tenor at Met, is dead at 43

Salvatore Licitra, a tenor with a ringing, powerful voice who rode a sensational surprise Metropolitan Opera debut to dozens of performances with the company, died on Monday in Catania, Sicily.
6 Sep 2011 / New York Times

'Pavarotti's heir' Licitra dies after crash, aged 43

Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra has died from head and chest injuries suffered in a road accident. He was 43.
6 Sep 2011 / BBC News

Salvatore Licitra, Italian tenor, dies at 43

Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, whose powerful operatic voice landed him in leading opera houses around the world and led some to hail him as the next Pavarotti, died Sept. 5 at a hospital in Catania.
6 Sep 2011 / Washington Post

Startenor Salvatore Licitra nach Unfall gestorben

Der 43-jährige hatte einen schweren Verkehrsunfall mit einer Vespa auf Sizilien erlitten. Nach neun Tagen im Koma ist er jetzt verstorben. Seine Organe wurden gespendet.
6 Sep 2011 / Die Presse

Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra in ICU after serious accident

La Repubblica reports that Licitra (age 43) suffered extensive injuries to his head and chest in a crash on his motor scooter and has undergone surgery.
29 Aug 2011 / Oregon Music News

Operntenor Salvatore Licitra schwebt nach Unfall in Lebensgefahr

In der Schweiz geborener Sänger war bereits mehrfach in der Wiener Staatsoper zu Gast.
29 Aug 2011 / Der Standard

Salvatore Licitra, muy grave tras un accidente de tráfico

El tenor Salvatore Licitra se encuentra muy grave tras sufrir anoche un accidente de tráfico en Sicilia.
29 Aug 2011 / El Mundo

‘Tosca’ tenor Licitra knows his role in opera

Salvatore Licitra cherishes his bond with Puccini’s “Tosca.” In 2002, the Swiss-born Italian tenor made international headlines when he stepped in for Pavarotti on two hours’ notice at the Metropolitan Opera.
30 Jul 2011 / Chicago Sun-Times

Álvarez Replaces Licitra as Met's Il Trovatore

Argentinian tenor Marcelo Álvarez has stepped into the title role of Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Met replacing Salvatore Licitra.
17 Aug 2008 / PlaybillArts

Tenor sings with arm in sling

Opera star Salvatore Licitra suffered a rotator cuff injury getting out of a cab, but he didn't let that stop him from singing the role that was Enrico Caruso's trademark.
27 Oct 2006 / San Francisco Chronicle

Rising star to grace 'Aida'

Salvatore Licitra, who stars in Michigan Opera Theatre's production of Verdi's "Aida", was not a completely unknown quantity before the night of May 11, 2002.
24 Apr 2006 / Detroit Free Press

Washington National Opera gala lineup

Washington National Opera's 50th-anniversary gala next year will include performances by Flórez, Graves, Licitra, Netrebko, Ramey, and Domingo.
2 Sep 2005 / PlaybillArts

Tenor in a Hurry: Salvatore Licitra

Opera fans are used to seeing the tenor come to the rescue, but Salvatore Licitra makes his entrance on a motorized skateboard.
27 Jan 2005 / Andante (Syndicated)
Future plans for Salvatore Licitra
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