We met Massimo Crispi, a very special Italian tenor, for his unusual artistic elections and for his many ways to be an artist and for his interesting, absolutely out of common projects. Crispi’s Career is full of unusual things beside the most traditional repertory, that is the sign of his curiosity and spirit of adventure, as confirmed in our interview.
You’re right, but as I always think of future I don’t give my past too much importance, just because it’s past. But sometimes it’s also important to watch again our own path because we are the result of our many experiences. I’ll tell just few ones.
Massimo, what it means today to make music, according to you?
Next May I will give a recital at Italian Embassy, Washington DC, with an Italian programme, Verdi, Puccini, Tosti, with pianist Marco Rapetti, to remember the murder of Sicilian judge Giovanni Falcone, who fighted very strong against mafia. He was in a very close touch with USA authority forces and came many times to USA to inquire some repentant bosses in American prisons, and that was useful to know secrets to condamn some mafia men in Italy. They didn’t forgive it to him and killed him twenty years ago. I’m proud to sing for his celebration, because I’m from Palermo too and I admired him.