Tenor Salvatore Licitra Injured in Vespa Accident [Updated]

Websites are reporting that tenor Salvatore Licitra, who first gained fame as a last-minute cover for Luciano Pavarotti at the Met, was badly injured in a Vespa accident.

[Update: According to Google translations of Italian websites, Licitra was on his way to receive an award at the time of the crash. No other vehicles were apparently involved. It sounds as if he lost control of his scooter. His unidentified girlfriend, a passenger on the scooter, was not badly injured, according to reports.]

[Update: Met prepares for ailing Pavarotti, 2002, New York Times. | Licitra debuts at the Met, New York Times. | Licitra makes L.A. Opera debut, 2005, L.A. Times.  ]

Arts Journal here: http://bit.ly/nNs4zq

ANSA report here: http://bit.ly/qEab3v

La Republica here: http://bit.ly/oHxvyM

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One Response to Tenor Salvatore Licitra Injured in Vespa Accident [Updated]

  1. David says:

    Salvatore Licitra was in Sicily to receive next saturday 3 september the award “Ragusani nel Mondo” (People from the province of Ragusa famous in the World) and he arrived in the country of his parents a week before to spend some holidays. Driving a scooter on a road in the sea village Donnalucata near Scicli with behind his chinese girlfriend he lost the control of the vehicle remaining very bad injured. Transported with elicopter to the main hospital of Catania he was operated and his conditions are very critical. (reported by Corriere di Ragusa).

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