Hailed as Luciano Pavarotti’s successor, the incredible Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra got his American debut in November 2001 when he performed on the Richard Tucker Foundation Gala. Critics had been deeply impressed by Licitra’s performing and praised his wealthy, spacious tone of voice and perfect, reassuring technique. A much greater triumph for Licitra was his Metropolitan Opera debut in-may 2002. ON, MAY 11, 2002, Licitra, whose Met debut got originally been planned for the the 2004-2005 period, changed the indisposed Pavarotti in Puccini’s Tosca. Not merely did Licitra appeal the viewers in his function as Cavaradossi, but he also elicited rave important reviews. Generally, critics observed Licitra’s visceral power, additional commenting in the singer’s exceptional capability to tame his volcanic energy, therefore the speak, in occasions of beautiful finesse. When Licitra was 18, his mom noticed him imitate a vocalist on the air. Instantly recognizing her son’s tremendous skill, she urged him to review singing. Primarily, his studies weren’t auspicious; it had been not really until he began working with renowned tenor Carlo Bergonzi that Licitra produced his first guidelines toward an operatic profession. Having appeared in several small jobs throughout Italy, he triumphed as Gustavo in Verdi’s El Ballo in Maschera in Verona in 1998. Prompted, Licitra auditioned for La Scala, securing a job in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, and therefore sang in several La Scala productions world-wide. As Manrico within an Il Trovatore creation through the 2000-2001 period, Licitra was component of La Scala’s special event from the centennial of Verdi’s loss of life. In 2000, Licitra produced his first Sony Classical documenting performing music by Bizet and Puccini in the soundtrack for Sally Potter’s film THE PERSON Who Cried. Licitra’s guaranteeing profession was cut brief when he passed away in Sept 2011 carrying out a moped incident in Sicily.