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Direct Expression

Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, music director of San Francisco Opera, is a great respecter of tradition — on his own terms. COURTNEY SMITH reports.

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Conducting at San Francisco Opera, photographed by Terrence McCarthy
© Terrence McCarthy 2011
Very few things about Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti are conventional. He rejects the idea of classifying the less popular operas of Giuseppe Verdi as "Verdi minore," and in keeping with this stanc...

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