Opera and Ballet

Il turco in Italia

The Turk in Italy
Daniele Rustioni directs a highly recognised cast of the bel canto
Director Christopher Alden debuts in Italy with a brilliant new staging

Teatro Regio, Thursday, 12th March 2015, 20:00

The marriage of Figaro, the greatest voices to interpret the masterpiece of Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro

The greatest voices to interpret the masterpiece of Mozart, in a new staging by Elena Barbalich conducted by Yutaka Sado

Teatro Regio, Thursday, 12th February 2015 at 20:00

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A sketch by Andrea De Rosa for Goyescas
Granados and Puccini: the odd couple

Ballet Nacional de Cuba

The Cuba Ballet Nacional, the company of the “divine” Alonso, brings to the stage two great ballets

Teatro Regio, 20th December – 17th December 2014, at 20:00

In December, the Teatro Regio hosts the best international Dance Company: the National Ballet of Cuba - for the first time at the Regio - presenting Giselle with music by Adolphe Adam from 10th - 14th December, and Don Quixote with music by Ludwig Minkus from 17th - 21st December. The choreographies are by Alicia Alonso.

Please note that the first performance of Giselle, combined with the “Series A” will be held on Wednesday, 10th December at 20:00 instead of Thursday, 11th December.

Here are some reasons why this event cannot be missed: Alicia Alonso is the “Etoile” or “La Primera Bailarina absoluta” and the diva of world dance and her company, which is a perfect blend of rigorous technique and virtuosity combined with joy and the Caribbean sensuality, presents these two titles: Giselle, a masterpiece of romantic ballet, and Don Quixote a classic that has been performed by the greatest dancers.

Giulio Cesare by Händel, for the first time in Turin

GIULIO CESARE. Händel’s Opera for the first time in Turin with a fascinating stage production by Lauren Pelly set in the Egyptian Museum. Direction Alessandro De Marchi

Teatro Regio, Thursday, 20th November 2014, at 20:00

Opening of the 2014-2015 Opera Season - Otello

Gianandrea Noseda opens the season with Verdi’s Otello
Walter Sutcliffe, for the first time in Italy, signed the new production

Teatro Regio, Tuesday, 14th October 2014 at 20:00

Tuesday, 14th October is the Opening of the Regio 2014-2015 Opera Season with a new production of Otello by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera returns to the Regio after 17 years under the stage direction of Walter Sutcliffe, making his debut in Italy, and the conductor Gianandrea Noseda.  

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Picture by Daniela Foresto for Season 2014-2015
Verdi’s Requiem opens the Season

Tour in St. Petersburg

Tour in St. Petersburg

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Regio are the guests of the prestigious “White Nights Festival” and of an exceptional event at the Hermitage Museum
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th July, 2014

As a confirmation of an international reputation, more and more solid and recognised, the Teatro Regio was invited to the “White Nights Festival” in St. Petersburg on 9th July, the date on which Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio in the Requiem Mass by Verdi. The exceptional soloists who will interpret Verdi’s sacred masterpiece are: the soprano Maria Agresta, the mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona, the tenor Fabio Sartori, and the bass Ildar Abdrazakov.

The Merry Widow


The sparkling music of Lehár with the sumptuous staging by Hugo de Ana closing the season at the Regio

Teatro Regio, Friday 27th June 27, 2014 at 20:00


The 2013-2014 season of the Teatro Regio closes with the light-heartedness of the Belle Époque of Wien: from 27th June to 6th July, The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) by Franz Lehár will be on stage. This is one of the most popular and long-lived operettas, having, for this occasion, the Italian rhythmic translation of Ferdinando Fontana. The Austrian Maestro Christoph Campestrini will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro. He returns to the podium of the Regio after having directed the unforgettable concert in occasion of the 270th anniversary of the founding of the Teatro in 2010. The Choir is led by Maestro Claudio Fenoglio.

The Rake's Progress


Stravinsky’s masterpiece in the brilliant reading by Gianandrea Noseda directed by David McVicar 

Teatro Regio, Tuesday 10th June 2014 at 20:00

The Season of the Teatro Regio continues with the exploration of the repertoire of the twentieth century with The Rake's Progress, the opera by Igor Stravinsky on stage for five performances from 10th - 18th June.

Gianandrea Noseda, after his great production of Guglielmo Tell, is back on the podium of the Regio, conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of another opera masterpiece, equally challenging. The Scottish director David McVicar created the new production of The Rake’s Progress in co-production with the Scottish Opera in Glasgow. Sir McVicar has long aspired to work on this, fascinated by the two basic elements that belong to his style: the combination of tradition and transgression that the story of the libertine suggests. The setting is eighteenth-century planned by Stravinsky, but reinterpreted in an original way with the sets and costumes by John Macfarlane and lighting by David Finn. The elegant and sharp choreography by Andrew George is the perfect complement to the direction. The result, judged by masterful critics, is a performance that puts in evidence some aspects of the opera with brilliant and irreverent humour, decidedly British.

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