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Luisotti leads S.F. Opera Orchestra to celebrate Fort Mason’s Museo ItaloAmericano’s 30th anniversary
By Bruce Bellingham

San Francisco Opera’s new musical director, Nicola Luisotti, will conduct the Opera Orchestra at a benefit concert for Museo ItaloAmericano on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Herbst Theater.
The program includes a few favorites from the Italian opera hit parade, including the overtures to Verdi’s Nabucco, Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien. Yes, there will be singers. Current Adler fellows Leah Crocetto and Daveda Karanas will perform as soloists in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
The Museo is a nonprofit organization that exhibits artworks by Italians and Italian-Americans and promotes Italian art and culture.
Concerto Italiano
: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue (near Grove); Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Benefit tickets ($100 includes prime orchestra seating and a post-performance reception with Maestro
Luisotti) available from the Museo Italo Americano at  415-673-2200
or Performance-only tickets ($30 & $55) available at the San Francisco Opera Box Office (301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove St.), 415-864-3330.

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