Best of Salvatore Licitra

Release Date: 2/7/2012
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88697989602
Number of Discs: 2

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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 Symphony Orchestra / Licitra, Salvatore
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

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
2. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
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
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
5. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
6. Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mary Plazas (Soprano), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
7. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mary Plazas (Soprano), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
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
9. Ernani: O tu che l'alma adora, vien by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
10. Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
11. L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897/1937 ; Italy
12. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
13. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido...L'ara, o l'avello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Italy
14. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Written: 1876 ;
15. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
16. Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
17. Oltre La Tempesta by Francesco Sartori
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Daniel May
18. Il Volo by Steve Wood
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Daniel May
19. Fantasma D'Amore by Steve Wood
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Daniel May
20. Solo Amore by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Period: Baroque
21. Son Gli Occhi Tuoi by Steve Wood
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Daniel May
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
24. The Man Who Cried: Close Your Eyes by Osvaldo Golijov
Period: 20th Century
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