At two o’clock yesterday afternoon the funeral of tenor Salvatore Licitra was held at Vedano al Lambro, in the province of Monza, near Milan.
His brother, Fabio, remembered a smiling Salvatore, which he said is how his brother would have wished.
After the mass, a cortège followed his coffin from the church to the cemetery where he was laid to rest.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.