Italian Tenor Salvatore Licitra is fighting for his life after a serious car accident. Licitra has suffered extensive injuries to his head and chest and has undergone surgery. The accident occurred as as Licitra was traveling to Modica in Sicily.
Licitra rose to fame in 2002 when he replaced Luciano Pavarotti at the Metropolitan Opera and since then he has become one of the most important tenors of today. A few weeks ago Licitra was part of a high profile cancellation at the Met as he was to star in Ernani.
We wish him the best and for a quick recovery. For more information in Spanish click here
update: the police has confirmed that Licitra was not wearing a helmet while riding a scooter; he lost control, and fell. His girlfriend, who was with him, is unharmed.