Opera and Ballet

Manfred

Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino and Teatro Regio Torino

Press Release – 19 April 2010

Change in cast: Valter Malosti is the new protagonist in Byron’s Manfred, with stage direction by Andrea De Rosa

Frédérique Loliée, the actress designated by director Andrea De Rosa and the artistic management of the Teatro Stabile and Teatro Regio as the protagonist (en travesti) of the up-coming joint production of Manfred by Byron/Schumann, has announced, with great professional regret but also personal joy, that her by-now confirmed maternity will prevent her from completing the artistic commitment she had initiated.

Though we share her regret, the stage director and management of the Teatro Stabile and Teatro Regio participate warmly in her joy, and by mutual consent have decided to entrust the role to the actor and director from Torino, Valter Malosti.

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Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'elisir d'amore and La bohème

Three opera masterpieces on stage in May

Teatro Regio, 2-30 May 2010

Three operas in the space of a month, three masterpieces of Italian opera and three great casts for a very special May: Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini from 2 to 14 May, L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti from 9 to 13 May and La bohème by Giacomo Puccini from 21 al 30 May. The three productions, all realised by the Teatro Regio, serve to enrich the offering for the numerous tourists present in the city, and, at the same time, respond to the growing demand of the regular public: already at the end of February, bookings were so numerous that an extra performance of Barbiere was added (and immediately sold out like the rest of the performances).

Luisa Miller

Great singers for Denis Krief’s production.  Donato Renzetti conducts

Teatro Regio, Wednesday 14 April 2010 at 8 pm

On Wednesday 14 April  Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi, the tragic opera in three acts based on the play Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich Schiller on the libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, will open at the Teatro Regio. The staging, co-produced with the Teatro Regio of Parma, makes use of Denis Krief’s stage direction, sets, costumes and lighting, while on the podium of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Regio will be maestro Donato Renzetti, an established specialist of the romantic Italian repertoire. Singing under his direction will be Fiorenza Cedolins (Luisa), Sebastian Catana (Miller) – substituting for Roberto Frontali who due to illness will not be taking part in the opening night -, Massimiliano Pisapia (Rodolfo), Orlin Anastassov (Count Walter), Barbara Di Castri (Federica) and Enrico Iori (Wurm). The Chorus Master is Claudio Fenoglio.

Teatro Regio at Shanghai Expo

Shanghai
Grand Theatre, 4 and 6 August 2010
La bohème
Expo Auditorium, 5 August 2010
Verdi Gala

 

This summer the Teatro Regio will be the protagonist of an important tour of Japan and China, where it is the only Italian opera company to be invited to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, thus setting in motion one of the most prestigious events of the Regio’s long artistic history.

The Regio is preparing for the tour with all the enthusiasm and seriousness that have always distinguished it  and made it a point of reference for artists all over the world, as well as one of the audience’s favourite theatres.

Being invited to take opera – a fundamental part of Italian culture – to the great  World Expo in Shanghai is surely a sign of the artistic maturity that the Regio has attained in recent years and which has grown with the presence of Music Director  Gianandrea Noseda, an impetuous and captivating spirit for all the artistic forces.

At the Grand Theatre of Shanghai we will stage, with Eugenio Guglielminetti’s unforgettable staging, two performances of La bohème, the opera that symbolises  Teatro Regio, where Puccini decided to present the world premier  in 1896.

Season in the Orient

Tokyo, Bunka Kaikan
Yokohama, Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 July and  1 August 2010

Shanghai, Grand Theatre
4 and 6 August 2010
Shanghai, Expo Auditorium
5 August 2010

 

This summer the Teatro Regio will be the protagonist of an important tour of Japan and China, where it is the only Italian opera company to be invited to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, thus setting in motion one of the most prestigious events of the Regio’s long artistic history.

Taking opera to Tokyo and Yokohama is surely a sign of the artistic maturity that the Regio has attained in recent years and which has grown with the presence of Music Director  Gianandrea Noseda, an impetuous and captivating spirit for all the artistic forces.

In Japan, at the Bunka Kaikan of Tokyo – one of the most important concert halls in the country – we will stage our new production of La Traviata (23, 26, 29 July and  1 August). The protagonists in Verdi’s opera will be two authentic stars: Natalie Dessay and Matthew Polenzani.

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Creativity at work

Creativity at work

The first competition for the stage direction, sets and costumes ofRigoletto

For the first time, Teatro Regio announces a competition for the creation of the stage direction, sets, costumes and lighting of one of the world’s most popular operas: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.

The Regio has certainly demonstrated great interest in creativity in recent years, regularly inviting those directors who, with their work, are leaving their mark on the international scene. With this initiative, the Regio intends to go further in order to discover that which is still unfamiliar, and, at the same time, give the opportunity for those who haven’t yet established themselves to demonstrate their talent.

The best idea, i.e. the project which best utilizes the 200,000 euros made available for the realisation of the staging – inclusive of costumes, accessories, props and lighting  – will be performed in the next Opera Season at the Regio, and will become part of the repertoire that the Regio also takes, with great success, on tour around the region.
Definitely an opportunity not to be missed for all those who feel they are ready to face a challenge involving in primis the Regio, and that, we hope, can contribute to developing new points of view and generate new cultural debate.

Tannhäuser

Semyon Bychkov conducts Wagner’s great Romantic opera

Teatro Regio, Tuesday 16 March 2010 at 7.30 pm

Peter Grimes

Britten’s opera as interpreted by Yutaka Sado

Teatro Regio, Wednesday 24 February 2010 at 8 pm

On Wednesday 24 February, one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century opera will be presented for the first time in English at the Teatro Regio: Peter Grimes, the opera in a prologue and three acts by Benjamin Britten, from the poem The Borough by George Crabbe on the  libretto by Montagu Slater. The staging, from the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie of Brussels, carries the name of the prestigious German “cult” director Willy Decker, while on the podium of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio will be maestro Yutaka Sado in a double debut for the conductor born in Kyoto in 1961: in Peter Grimes and in the direction of an opera in Italy. Great interpreters, beginning with tenor Neil Shicoff in the starring role and Cornelia Wulkopf, who will appear at the Regio for the first time. Returning to the theatre are Mark S. Doss, the unforgettable Jochanaan in Salome of Carsen, Nancy Gustafson, Elena Zilio and Mark Milhofer. The Chorus Master will be Roberto Gabbiani.

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