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Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino
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 occupied the position of Music Director of the Teatro Regio from 2007 to 2014. 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.
Oboe and English horn
° 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), Marco Polidori (violin Alessandro Gagliano, Napoli 1725 ca), Cecilia Bacci (violin Santo Serafino, Venezia 1725), Enrico Carraro (viola Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia 1600 ca.), Marina Bertolo (violin Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milano 1751) and Tomoka Osakabe (violin Bernardo Calcanius, Genova 1756).
• Teatro Regio is grateful to Fondazione Zegna for the contribution given to the winner of the Competion for First Viola