Salvatore Motisi, tenor and co-producer of Espresso Opera,
was born and raised in Sicily, Italy but has spent most of his life in the US. His gleaming, Italianate, heroic tenor voice has been heard
all over the United States, and from Europe to South America.
During his career, Mr. Motisi sang with many companies, including, the Philadelphia Lyric Opera, Connecticut Opera, Dayton and Toledo Operas,
Baltimore Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, the Gran Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Spain, and the National Plan Opera in Caracas, Venezuela; as well as
with many famous artists, such as Anna Moffo, Richard Tucker, Franco Corelli, and Birgit Nilsson.
He has the ability to sing roles running the entire spectrum of the tenor repertoire, from Edgardo
(Lucia di Lammermoor
) to Otello
and his resume also includes: Don Alvaro
(La Forza del Destino
) and Turiddu
Most recently, he performed the roles of Manrico, Otello and Turiddu with Espresso Opera, and Enzo with Center Stage Opera (Harrisburg).
He also makes regular appearances in gala concerts in New York and the surrounding area.
Mr. Motisi performs in a manner heard very rarely these days, as Otello, La Forza del Destino, Andrea Chenier, La Gioconda,
and, of course, Cavalleria Rusticana
hold the most challenging roles for a tenor to sing with a truly open throat