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Teatro Regio, Thursday 9th July 2015 - Thursday 23rd July 2015

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

La bohème is an emblematic opera for the Teatro Regio, because it is the theatre where Puccini decided to show it for the first time in 1896. On this occasion, we will stage the historic version by Eugenio Guglielminetti: a production, directed by Vittorio Borrelli, that can bring back the pictorial taste of tradition. The main characters of one of the most famous love stories of all times will be: Barbara Frittoli, Stefano Secco, Maria Teresa Leva and Markus Werba, conducted by the talented and young Andrea Battistoni.

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Teatro Regio, Friday 10th July 2015 - Friday 24th JUly 2015

Il barbiere di Siviglia

by Gioachino Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia is performed by the greatest stars of comic opera such as: Antonino Siragusa, Marco Filippo Romano, Chiara Amarù, Roberto de Candia and Nicola Ulivieri, protagonists of the unbelievable production by Luisa Spinatelli. The conductor will be Giampaolo Bisanti. The spontaneous humour of this opera will involve the audience, who will, most surely, leave the theatre singing: «Largo al factotum della città».

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Teatro Regio, Saturday 11th July 2015 - Saturday 25th July 2015

La traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata is staged in the production by Laurent Pelly that was highly acclaimed by both public and critics. The «most represented opera in the world» will be conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa. Violetta Valéry will be Désirée Rancatore, a soprano with an unbelievable vocal agility combined with an intense expressiveness; in the other roles: Piero Pretti and Luca Salsi.

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Teatro Regio, Sunday 12th July 2015 - Sunday 26th July 2015

Norma

by Vincenzo Bellini

Norma is presented in a production by Alberto Fassini. The conductor is Roberto Abbado. In the main characters we meet the best of the “belcanto” stars: Maria Agresta and Roberto Aronica. Also those who are not yet familiar with the opera, certainly knows the most famous soprano’s arias «Casta Diva», immortalized by the interpretation of Maria Callas.

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