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Il Tenore / Salvatore Licitra


Release Date: 02/07/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 798960   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe VerdiPietro MascagniFrancesco Cilèa,   ... 
Performer:  Salvatore LicitraMary PlazasMarcelo Alvarez
Conductor:  Carlo RizziRoberto Rizzi BrignoliDaniel May
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden ChorusVerdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Italian Salvatore Licitra, who tragically died on September 5, 2011 after a motorbike accident, was one of the leading tenors of his generation in the highly sought-after dramatic Italian repertoire. A frequent guest at major opera and concert stages in Europe, the United States and the Far East, he was particularly devoted to Verdi repertoire.

As a tribute to this exceptionally gifted artist Sony have put together a selection of his best arias and songs taken operas from the dramatic Italian oeuvre. Also included are 5 previously unreleased tracks – all well-loved Italian songs recorded with Marco Armilliato and The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Disc: 1
1. Nessun Dorma! From Turandot - London
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2. Recitar - Vesti La Giubba From I Pagliacci - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
3. Merce Diletti Amici... Come Rugiada Al Cespite - O Tu Che L'alma From Ernani - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
4. Ah! La Paterna Mano From Macbeth - London Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
5. Ah! Si, Ben Mio (Manrico) - Coro Della Scala / Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala / Muti, Riccardo / Licitra, Salvatore
6. L'onda De' Suoni Mistici (Leonora, Manrico, Ruiz)
7. Di Quella Pira (Manrico, Leonora, Ruiz, Chorus)
8. E Lucevan Le Stelle From Tosca - London Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
9. Oh Dolci Mani - Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Sl
10. Senti...L'ora E Vicina
11. E Non Giungono
12. Addio, Fiorito Asil From Madama Butterfly - London Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
13. Forse La Soglia Attinse From Un Ballo In Maschera - London Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
14. Oh! Fede Negar Potessi...Quando Le Sere Al Placido From Luisa Miller - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
15. Dio, Mi Potevi Scagliar From Otello - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
16. Come Un Bel Di Di Maggio From Andrea Chenier - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
17. Cielo E Mar From La Gioconda - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
18. Mamma, Quel Vino E Generoso From Cavalleria Rusticana - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Disc: 2
1. Celeste Aida From Aida - London Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
2. Di Tu Se Fedele From Un Ballo In Maschera (Baccarole) - Covent Garden Chorus, Covent Garden Chorus / London Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
3. E La Solita Storia Del Pastore From L'arlesiana - Licitra, Salvatore / Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
4. Ah, Quegli Occhi! - Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Sl
5. Donna Non Vidi Mai From Manon Lescaut - London Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
6. Au Fond Du Temple Saint From Les Pecheurs De Perles - Kühn's Choir, The Kühn's Choir / City Of Prague Philharmonic, The / Alvarez, Marcelo / Licitra, Salvatore
7. Il Volo - Kühn's Choir, The Kühn's Choir / City Of Prague Philharmonic, The / Alvarez, Marcelo / Licitra, Salvatore
8. Son Gli Occhi Tuoi - Kühn's Choir, The Kühn's Choir / City Of Prague Philharmonic, The / Alvarez, Marcelo / Licitra, Salvatore
9. Viaggio - Kühn's Choir, The Kühn's Choir / City Of Prague Philharmonic, The / Alvarez, Marcelo / Licitra, Salvatore
10. Fantasma D'amore - Kühn's Choir, The Kühn's Choir / City Of Prague Philharmonic, The / Alvarez, Marcelo / Licitra, Salvatore
11. Oltre La Tempesta - Kühn's Choir, The Kühn's Choir / City Of Prague Philharmonic, The / Alvarez, Marcelo / Licitra, Salvatore
12. Close Your Eyes - Voice - Kronos Quartet / Licitra, Salvatore
13. Solo Amore - City Of Prague Philharmonic, The / Alvarez, Marcelo / Licitra, Salvatore
14. Torna A Surriento - Voice - Licitra, Salvatore
15. La Danza - Bonus Track - Licitra, Salvatore
16. Funiculi Funicula - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
17. Ideale - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
18. Non T'amo Piu - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
19. Non Ti Scordar Di Me - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
20. O Sole Mio - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

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Works on This Recording

1. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mary Plazas (Soprano), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor), Mary Plazas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Fors' è la soglia attinse..."  
8. Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2002 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Ernani: O tu che l'alma adora, vien by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan,  Verdi Chorus Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido...L'ara, o l'avello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Written: 1876 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Venue:  Milano Auditorium, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Oltre La Tempesta by Francesco Sartori
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniel May
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kühn Chorus
18. Il Volo by Steve Wood
Performer:  Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniel May
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kühn Chorus
19. Fantasma D'Amore by Steve Wood
Performer:  Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniel May
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kühn Chorus
20. Solo Amore by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
21. Son Gli Occhi Tuoi by Steve Wood
Performer:  Salvatore Licitra (Tenor), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniel May
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kühn Chorus
22. Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
23. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
24. The Man Who Cried: Close Your Eyes by Osvaldo Golijov
Period: 20th Century 

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