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Farewell, Salvatore Licitra | reviews, news & interviews

Farewell, Salvatore Licitra

Farewell, Salvatore Licitra

Licitra, a true Italian tenorNikolaus Karlinsky

The Swiss-born Sicilian tenor has died, far too young at the age of 43, 10 days after an accident on his Vespa. He was one of the best and most stylish of his rare breed, even if the scrummage to find an heir to Pavarotti sometimes pushed him into a corner. I'll not forget his Alvaro in Verdi's La forza del Destino at Covent Garden: here after so long was another true Italian tenor with a golden middle range who could at least act with his voice.

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