A new staging by a team of young artists
Patrick Fournillier conducts Verdi’s masterpiece
Teatro Regio, Tuesday 12 April 2011 at 8 pm
With Rigoletto and La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi – on stage respectively from 12 April to 8 May and from 22 April to 7 May – Teatro Regio carries on with its homage to the composer on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. The Regio continues to offer (as they already did last year with Barbiere, Elisir and Bohème) popular operas of guaranteed spectacular effect, so as to combine intelligent repertory theatre with experimental direction.
As everybody knows, for the staging of Rigoletto the Regio has set out on an extremely original and, until now, unbeaten path for an opera company, relying on an international competition for the choice of stage director, set designer and costume designer for the creation of a new production to become part of the patrimony of the Regio. An initiative that demonstrates the great interest of the Regio in creativity and in finding new solutions in stage direction and new talent. A highly successful idea, as the numbers prove: 520 applicants in 216 groups (from Italy, Europe, Brazil, Korea and the United States) for a total of 165 projects presented, which even clogged the Torino postal service.