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Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra dies

The Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra was pronounced clinically dead this morning, Monday 5 September, at the Garibaldi hospital in Catania, Sicily. Licitra had suffered an accident on his Vespa scooter on Saturday 27 August. Licitra, who was not wearing a helmet, was seriously injured to…

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Tenor Licitra injured in road accident

UPDATE: Licitra was pronounced clinically dead on 5 September 2011. The Swizz-Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra (43) is in intensive care at the Garibaldi hospital in Catania, Sicilia, after having suffered an accident last night travelling to Modica (Ragusa), where the acclaimed tenor were to pick…

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Calleja visits the BBC breakfast show

Following the anticipated Requiem of Verdi at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Sunday 24 July, Joseph Calleja visited the BBC breakfast show Monday morning, where he sang “O sole mio” a cappella. Monday was also the launch in the UK of Calleja’s new album…

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Calleja’s Malta yearly

Joseph Calleja takes the stage tomorrow Saturday 9 July with Italian pop icon Lucio Dalla and the New Zealand classical cross-over artist Hayley Westenra. Since the first summer concert at the Fort Manoel in Valletta July 2006, the concert series has become an annual, much anticipated event and a…

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Joseph Calleja: From Malta to Scunthorpe

Joseph Calleja visited the BBC studios in London and the Andrew Marr show on 26 June, where he performed live on air. The Maltese tenor sang the aria “E lucevan le stelle” from Puccini’s opera “Tosca.” Calleja described Puccini as his desert island composer because…

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Calleja: The Maltese Tenor

“I just want to sing as beautifully as possible” Joseph Calleja’s third recital disc for Decca Classics, The Maltese Tenor, was launched in Germany on 20 May 2011, followed by Italy on the 24th. It has been nearly six years since Calleja recorded his last…