Japan Tour 2013, Tokyo, 29th November to 8th December

The best of italian music in the world

Thanks to the unanimous consent obtained and the quality of the productions presented in 2010 during our first visit to Japan, we were again invited to Tokyo for a major new tour, where the Teatro Regio of Turin, will be the ambassador of Italy and of music. Inserted in a season that stands out in the panorama of Italian commitment to production and quality - there will be thirteen operas on the program, two ballets, a premiere and two Gala dedicated to Verdi and Wagner. This tour surely adds an important element to the long artistic life of the Regio.
Puccini's Tosca, Un ballo in maschera and Verdi's Requiem and a Rossini Gala: nine appointments involving all the workers of the Teatro Regio and the most important artists of international opera.
Under the leadership of the Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, the tour in Tokyo begins on 29th November, where we will offer the best of Italian musical culture, proud to have been asked to represent it, so much that the appointments with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio of Turin will be the ones to close the manifestations of "Italia in Giappone 2013".
It will be Tosca, by Giacomo Puccini the first to be performed in this tour at the Bunka Kaikan. Tosca's setting is by the Monegasque Jean-Louis Grinda and it will be on stage for four performances from 29th November to 8th December. Tosca's cast will feature: Norma Fantini / Patrizia Racette (alternating in the main role), Marcelo Álvarez and Lado Ataneli. Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi, setting by Lorenzo Mariani will alternate with Tosca from 1st to 7th December at the Bunka Kaikan. The cast is as follow: Ramón Vargas, Gabriele Viviani, Oksana Dyka e Marianne Cornetti.
On 6th December, a gala dedicated to the overture from Rossini including: La gazza ladra, Il barbiere di Siviglia, William Tell and the Stabat Mater, with Barbara Frittoli, Daniela Barcellona, Piero Pretti and Mirco Palazzi will be held at the Bunka Kaikan.
The Suntory Hall, the true temple of music, a jewel universally recognized and renowned for its remarkable acoustics, as well as a key step for the most acclaimed orchestras in the world, will host on 30th November Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi, with which the Teatro Regio triumphed in the last tour in Dresden and Vienna. On stage, again Barbara Frittoli, Daniela Barcellona, Piero Pretti and Mirco Palazzi. The Maestro Claudio Fenoglio directs the Chorus of the Teatro Regio.
Guido Gobino, a partner of the Teatro Regio in this important tour, will offer its precious chocolates to the Japanese public.
You can follow the tour daily as from 27th November, even while in Italy, thanks to the “Pills of Passion” (Pillole di Passione) created by Paola Giunti. There will be short videos with interviews, the latest news and some backstage curiosity. Visit our homepage on www.teatroregio.torino.it or go to our Youtube channel. On our Facebook page, there will be some space for insights from the Bunka Kaikan and Suntory Hall. The best photos can be seen on our Instagram channel, teatroregiotorino, while our Twitter account, @TeatroRegio, will broadcast live the emotions, impressions and comments, in a remote dialogue with all our audience: the key word is #RegioJapanTour.
On the site of La Stampa a live blog, created by Paola Giunti, will be on line as from 27th November, where day after day news and images from Tokyo will be posted.
Follow the tour of the Teatro Regio becoming friends on Facebook or become our follower on Twitter, Instagram or going to visit the live blog La Stampa: together we will live great emotions.

Turin 18th November 2013


Teatro Regio, Direzione Comunicazione e Pubbliche Relazioni
Paola Giunti (Direttore), Paolo Cascio (Relazioni con la Stampa)
Tel: +39 011 8815.233/239 - ufficiostampa@teatroregio.torino.it - giunti@teatroregio.torino.it - cascio@teatroregio.torino.it