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 […]
Salvatore Licitra’s coffin has travelled from the south of Italy to Vedano Al Lambro, near Monza, in the north, where his family live. His funeral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Before returning home Licitra’s younger brother, Fabio, talked to journalists, My brother wasn’t calm person. He was a person who took things […]
In an emotional interview from Lucerne, Switzerland, Zubin Mehta talked about his friend and colleague, Salvatore Licitra: I’m just devastated. It is, after all, such an unnecessary death. I heard all kinds of details and I’m shocked, I can’t tell you how much. He was pure pleasure for conductors. He was an excellent singer, an intelligent […]
Organs removed from the body of tenor Salvatore Licitra, declared brain-dead yesterday morning, have already saved three patients on the waiting lists, said the Regional Transplant Centre. His liver was transplanted at Ismett di Palermo to a 53 year-old patient from Catania. Also at Ismett the left kidney was given to a 57 year-old man from Palermo. The other kidney was […]
During the night, tenor Salvatore Licitra, who died yesterday at Catania’s Garibaldi hospital, underwent a final operation: to remove transplantable organs, as was his wish. His heart, liver, kidneys and corneas will be used to help others. Complying with the will of the artist, his family immediately agreed to make the donation. From 15.00 until […]
This is the video shown at the award ceremony of ‘Ragusani nel mondo’. The award was given to Salvatore Licitra on September 3, and collected on his behalf by his younger brother Fabio. Licitra died yesterday morning.
The family of Salvatore Licitra have said they wish his organs to be used to help others. The body will be laid out on the stage of Teatro Vincenzo Bellini in Catania for mourners to visit and pay their last respects.
Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra died today from head injuries he suffered nine days ago in an accident while riding his scooter in Sicily. Following the accident on 27 August near Ragusa, Licitra was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Catania where he was reported to be in a stable condition after surgery. He was not […]
Fabio Licitra, younger brother of tenor Salvatore, who is still in a coma in Catania, yesterday received an award on behalf of his brother. “Ragusani nel Mondo” is a yearly prize for citizens of Ragusa who have done the city proud internationally. With a voice quavering with emotion, he recounted the events before the accident, and didn’t waste […]
Salvatore Licitra was born in Switzerland, and grew up in Milan, but his family are from Acate, a small town in the south of Sicily. Although Licitra is still in a coma in Catania, his family have agreed to let the Acate Town Council proceed with a ceremony on September 5 when the tenor will […]