SALVATORE LICITRA: Hitting the High C
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INTERVIEWS
SALVATORE LICITRA
A KIND OF MAGIC
RIGHT VOICE, RIGHT REPERTOIRE
HITTING THE HIGH C  
HILDEGARD BEHRENS, soprano
ELIZABETH FUTRAL , soprano
VIVICA GENAUX, mezzo-soprano
ROD GILFRY, baritone
RICKY IAN GORDON, composer
JAKE HEGGIE, composer
ANGELA HEWITT, pianist
CHRISTOPHER O'RILEY
DAME KIRI TE KANAWA, soprano
JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, pianist
FREDERICA VON STADE, mezzo-soprano
MICHAEL YORK, actor
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Are the high Cs in an opera always in keeping with the composer's original intent?  NOT SO, declares SALVATORE LICITRA, illustrating with real-life examples the perils that await a tenor who decides NOT to conform. In this clip, he also explains why in a performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore held at La Scala in commemoration of the composer's death centenary, he did not sing the expected high Cs.

LICITRA burst into the international scene in 2002 when he was flown in by Concorde to the MET as a last-minute replacement for the legendary tenor LUCIANO PAVAROTTI,


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