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30 Jan 2007

In Opera’s Famous Pair of One-Acts, Tenor Doubles His Workload

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/29/arts/music/29lici.html?_r=1&ref=music&oref=slogin

By BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 29 January 2007]

The traveling sideshow of “Pagliacci” added a strongman act to its clowns, acrobats and derailed theatrical entertainments on Friday night. Salvatore Licitra was scheduled to sing Leoncavallo’s Canio at the Metropolitan Opera, while Frank Porretta would be Mascagni’s Turiddu in “Cavalleria Rusticana.” On Thursday Mr. Porretta reported in sick. Rather than let a cover singer be called for, Mr. Licitra said he would sing both operas.

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