A San Francisco Musical Hero - from Tuscany to the Golden Gate (PART ONE)

Feb 28, 2014 559

A living link between Italy and San Francisco comes in the form of the inestimable Tuscan conductor Nicola Luisotti, who serves as Music Director of the San Francisco Opera and of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. Luisotti began studying music as a child with lessons on the church organ and by age eleven he was the director of the church choir.

He later trained as a pianist, with secondary degrees in composition, trumpet and voice. Upon completing his formal study, he traveled between Milan, where he was a rehearsal pianist for La Scala, and Florence, where he was a member of the chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

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Fonte: San Francisco, Italy

 

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