Salvatore Licitra, Operatic Tenor at Met, Is Dead at 43

By Zachary Woolfe [NY Times, 5 September 2011]
Salvatore Licitra, a tenor with a ringing, powerful voice who rode a sensational surprise Metropolitan Opera debut to dozens of performances with the company, died on Monday in Catania, Sicily, nine days after being severely injured in a motor-scooter accident. He was 43. His death was reported on his Web site,