European Opera Days
Teatro Regio Torino 9th - 10th May 2015
For the 9th year running, opera houses all round Europe are opening their doors and inviting everyone to (re)discover opera during the European Opera Days on 9 and 10 May 2015.
The 9th edition of the European Opera Days invites you on a journey; a journey through time, a journey through places, but also an emotional journey.
Also this year, Teatro Regio Torino will celebrate European Opera Days 2015 opening our doors to new and existing audiences to celebrate the art of opera and the talent of those who make it. With this occasion we rejoice Opera, its diversity, rich heritage and contemporary message through free guided tours and special price tickets for two performances of the opera Hänsel und Gretel.
Free guided tours, conducted by qualified guides, will show the foyer, the main hall, technical structures and backstage of Teatro Regio Torino. Saturday 9th May at 11.00 am and at 12.00 am, starts three group of 25 people each, every tour is about 45 minutes in length. The initiative will be repeat also Sunday 10th May at 11.00 am and at 12.00 am.
This year, Teatro Regio will also offer a special price tickets dedicated to under 30 at only 18 € for the performances of Hänsel und Gretel on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May at 3.00 pm.
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, the homonymous tale by the Brothers Grimm, is much more than a mere opera for children. The conduction of Pinchas Steinberg will surely be able to underline the high quality of the score, the favourite one of authors such as Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler, highlighting the fine compositional traits that make the title, quite rightly, one of the greatest masterpieces of the opera of the late nineteenth century. The main characters on stage are: Annalisa Stroppa (Hänsel ) and Regula Mühlemann (Gretel).