Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino

Orchestra of the Teatro Regio

The Orchestra of the Teatro Regio descends from an orchestra founded at the end of the 19th century by Arturo Toscanini, under whose direction numerous concerts and historic opera productions were staged, including the first Italian performance of Twilight of the Gods by Wagner and the world premières of Manon Lescaut and La Bohème by Puccini.

During its long history, the Orchestra has demonstrated a marked versatility in confronting both the standard repertoire and many works of the 20th century, such as Gargantua by Corghi and Leggenda by Solbiati. It has performed with the most renowned soloists and has been conducted by such internationally famous conductors as Roberto Abbado, Ahronovič, Bartoletti, Bychkov, Campanella, Gelmetti, Gergiev, Luisotti, Maag, Oren, Pidò, Sado, Steinberg, Tate and finally Gianandrea Noseda, who has occupied the position of Music Director of the Teatro Regio since 2007. It has also accompanied important ballet companies like the Bolshoi of Moscow and the Marinskii of St. Petersburg.

Many times the Orchestra has been invited to foreign festivals and theatres; in the last five years, in particular, it has been guest, together with maestro Noseda, in Germany (Wiesbaden, Dresden), Spain (Madrid, Oviedo, Saragossa and other cities), Austria (Wiener Konzerthaus), France (at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris). In summer 2010 it carried out a triumphant tour in Japan and China with Traviata and Bohème, a great success largely repeated in 2013 with the recent "Regio Japan Tour": nine dates in Tokyo with Tosca, Messa da requiem, Un ballo in maschera and a Rossini Gala. The first tour in Saint Petersburg will be followed by many international events in Edinburgh, Paris, Chicago, Toronto, Ann Arbor and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Some of the most interesting productions of the Theatre have been released on DVD: Medea, Edgar, Thaïs, Adriana Lecouvreur, Boris Godunov, Un ballo in maschera e I Vespri siciliani. Among the most recent recordings with Orchestra and Chorus, all conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, there are two Deutsche Grammophon CD dedicated to Verdi with Rolando Villazón and Anna Netrebko, one dedicated to Mozart with Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; for Chandos Four Sacred Pieces by Verdi and Magnificat e Salmo IX by Petrassi.


The orchestra

First violins

  • Stefano Vagnarelli °
  • Sergey Galaktionov °*
  • Marina Bertolo *
  • Claudia Zanzotto
  • Monica Tasinato
  • Elio Massimo Lercara
  • Carmen Lupoli
  • Enrico Luxardo
  • Miriam Maltagliati
  • Alessio Murgia
  • Laura Quaglia
  • Daniele Soncin
  • Giuseppe Tripodi
  • Roberto Zoppi

Second violins

  • Marco Polidori °
  • Cecilia Bacci °
  • Tomoka Osakabe
  • Bartolomeo Angelillo
  • Silvana Balocco
  • Paola Bettella
  • Maurizio Dore
  • Anna Rita Ercolini
  • Silvio Gasparella
  • Roberto Lirelli
  • Anselma Martellono
  • Paolo Mulazzi
  • Ivana Nicoletta

Violas

  • Armando Barilli °
  • Enrico Carraro °
  • Alessandro Cipolletta
  • Gustavo Fioravanti
  • Rita Bracci
  • Maria Elena Eusebietti
  • Alma Mandolesi
  • Franco Mori
  • Roberto Musso
  • Claudio Vignetta
  • Giuseppe Zoppi

Cellos

  • Relja Lukic °
  • Davide Eusebietti
  • Giulio Arpinati
  • Augusto Gasbarri
  • Alfredo Giarbella
  • Armando Matacena
  • Luisa Miroglio
  • Marco Mosca
  • Paola Perardi

Double basses

  • Davide Botto °
  • Davide Ghio °
  • Atos Canestrelli
  • Fulvio Caccialupi
  • Michele Lipani
  • Stefano Schiavolin

Piccolo

  • Roberto Baiocco

Flutes

  • Federico Giarbella °
  • Andrea Manco °
  • Maria Siracusa

Oboes

  • Luigi Finetto °
  • Andrea De Francesco °
  • Stefano Simondi

Oboe and English horn

  • Alessandro Cammilli

Clarinets

  • Luigi Picatto °
  • Alessandro Dorella °
  • Luciano Meola

Bass clarinet

  • Edmondo Tedesco

Bassoons

  • Andrea Azzi °
  • Orazio Lodin

Contrabassoon

  • Sergio Pochettino

French horns

  • Ugo Favaro °
  • Natalino Ricciardo °
  • Fabrizio Dindo
  • Evandro Merisio
  • Eros Tondella
  • Pierluigi Filagna

Trumpets

  • Ivano Buat °
  • Sandro Angotti °
  • Paolo Paravagna
  • Marco Rigoletti

Trombones

  • Vincent Lepape °
  • Gianluca Scipioni °
  • Enrico Avico
  • Marco Tempesta

Bass tuba

  • Rudy Colusso

Timpani

  • Ranieri Paluselli °

Percussion instruments

  • Lavinio Carminati
  • Fiorenzo Sordini

Harp

  • Elena Corni °

° First chair players

* Teatro Regio is grateful to Fondazione Pro Canale of Milano for making available their instruments to professors Sergey Galaktionov (violin Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Torino 1772), Stefano Vagnarelli (violin Francesco Ruggeri, Cremona 1686), Cecilia Bacci (violin Santo Serafino, Venezia 1725), Enrico Carraro (viola Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia 1600 ca.), Umberto Clerici (cello Giovanni Grancino, Torino 1712) and Marina Bertolo (violin Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milano 1751).