Grand Theatre, 4 and 6 August 2010
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.
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.