In Memoriam
Salvatore Licitra (1968-2011)

Salvatore LicitraGREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra who has died at the age of 43 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor-scooter accident in Sicily. Licitra’s unexpected Met debut in 2002, when he subbed for the ailing Luciano Pavarotti, made headlines. On PBS, he appeared in “A Requiem for September 11,” a concert event staged at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. in 2002, to commemorate the first anniversary of the 2001 tragedy. In 2003 he appeared with tenor Marcelo Alvarez in “Duetto: The Concert at the Roman Colosseum” on Great Performances.He was also seen as Luigi in “Il Tabarro,” the first opera of Puccini’s “Il Trittico” on Great Performances at the Met in 2007.

  • Paula

    Such a great picture and tribute to Salvatore Lisitra. He will be mourned and missed by many.

  • paula

    My apology for having spelled his last name wrong. I meant Salvatore Licitra.

  • Acar Nazli

    What a waist of a life. Pavarotti had such a long career because he took care of himself and his voice. Once one passes through that threshold suck fame, a voice like Licitra becomes part of legend. He should have never got on that motor scooter. I am sorry for the world of opera.

  • Dan Dare

    Unfortunately Pavarotti did not take cafe of himself. He vastly overate, leading to the usual health complications that accompany obesity.

  • Grant

    I am sorry to hear about what happened to Salvadore.

  • Grant

    I Aoplogize about incorrect Spelling

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