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One man’s quick thinking saved thousands of lives on 9/11. Thomas Hampson, who plays him in a new opera, reflects on the life and loves of an American hero
The New York Times
The tenor Salvatore Licitra was severely injured in a motor-scooter accident in Sicily on Saturday night.
Mahler toyed with naming his sixth symphony ‘Tragic’, and his widow Alma claimed he regarded the final movement, with its three notorious hammer-blows, as depicting ‘the hero, on whom fall three blows of fate, the last of which fells him like a tree’.