Salvatore Licitra - The Debut

Release Date: 7/2/2002
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: SK89923
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The parade of aspirants to the title "Next Great Tenor" has, at times, seemed endless. But no one had been able to reach up and firmly grasp the brass ring, until Salvatore Licitra entered the fray armed with extraordinary natural ability and an impressive list of credentials. Trained by the venerable Carlo Bergonzi, the young singer has already established a considerable reputation through triumphs at La Scala and the Arena of Verona, and his Metropolitan Opera debut could become the stuff of legend. Called upon at the eleventh hour to fill in for an ailing Luciano Pavarotti, he was whisked to New York via Concorde with barely enough time to unpack a toothbrush before he wowed audience and critics alike. But the proof is in the singing, and his maiden recital disc offers that proof in abundance. Licitra, steeped in the Italian tenor tradition, wisely plays to his strengths and devotes the album solely to arias by Puccini and Verdi. He moves through these masterworks with poise and confidence, displaying a powerful vocal style and a sure sense of musicianship. It may be premature to anoint him just yet, but this auspicious debut augurs well for a bright future.
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. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
4. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
5. 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
6. 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
7. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
8. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
9. Simon Boccanegra: Sento avvampar nell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio...Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mary Plazas (Soprano), Edgaras Montvidas (Tenor), Salvatore Licitra (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
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