La Scena Musicale

Monday, 5 September 2011

In Memoriam: Salvatore Licitra (1968 - 2011)

Salvatore Licitra (1968 Bern, Switzerland - Sept. 5 2011 Catania, Italia)

The opera world lost a fine tenor today. Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, 43, passed away at the Garibaldi Hospital in Catania today, Sept. 5, 2011. He sustained massive trauma to his head and chest when he lost control of his Vespa scooter and hit a wall in Sicily. He was not wearing a helmet. He was airlifted to hospital in Catania where he underwent emergency surgery. He is survived by his parents and his brother. Details of his passing can be found on his website -

Here is Salvatore Licitra singing E lucevan le stelle from Tosca :

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