Opera and Ballet

Don Giovanni

Mozart by Christopher Hogwood for the first time at the Regio

Teatro Regio, Friday 15th February 2013 at 20:00

Don Giovanni, the legendary masterpiece of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is back at the Teatro Regio after eight years from 15th to 24th February. The setting of the Teatro Regio has a Mediterranean and sanguine character and is directed by Michele Placido who, with this same opera, here at the Regio in 2005, made his debut as a director.

Christopher Hogwood, the great English conductor, will direct both the Orchestra and the Chorus of the Regio, for the very first time. Mr. Hogwood has been acclaimed by the BBC Music Magazine: “His name is a byword for excellence of playing and quality of supporting scholarship.” His performances are characterized by rigour and absolute mastery of the contents and his interpretation of the opera is a constant philological research.

A cast of fine Mozart interpreters includes: Carlos Álvarez, Eva Mei, Carmela Remigio, Tomislav Mužek, Carlo Lepore and Rocío Ignacio.

The director Vittorio Borrelli will direct the edition. The impressive sets and costumes are by Maurizio Balò, and lights are by Andrea Anfossi; the choreographic movements are by Tiziana Tosco. The Chorus Master is Claudio Fenoglio.

La bohème

Puccini’s masterpiece in the version Made in Regio
which has already been around the world

Teatro Regio, Saturday, 19th January 2013 at 20:00

From 19th – 29th January La bohème by Giacomo Puccini is back at the Teatro Regio for four performances, not included in the ticket seasons, designed for the audience that wants to get closer to the core of opera history. It will be shown alongside Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano. La bohème is one of the most popular operas in the world and it was seen for the first time ever in Turin on 1st February 1896 and since then it has been inextricably linked to the Regio becoming its most prestigious jewel.

The sets and costumes which have been used before at the Teatro Regio are by Eugenio Guglielminetti. This edition of the opera will be by Saverio Santoliquido, Claudia Boasso and Laura Viglione and directed by Vittorio Borrelli – who is the first stage director of the Teatro Regio and is a collaborator of world famous directors – including the production that the Regio presented with great success at the ‘Shanghai Expo 2010’. Renato Palumbo, a popular interpreter of the Italian repertoire, will be on the podium.

Andrea Chénier

Marcelo Álvarez interprets the revolutionary (French) poet

Teatro Regio, Tuesday 15th January 2013 at 20:00

Andrea Chénier, "a tragedy of historic environment", an opera by Umberto Giordano, is back, after ten years, at the Teatro Regio from the 15th to 30th January 2013 with the settings signed by director Lamberto Puggelli. For the occasion, Renato Palumbo, acclaimed by critics and audiences as an impeccable opera conductor, will be on the podium of the Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio Torino after having finished the last Season with Un Ballo in Maschera.

The settings, originally designed for the Theatre Carlo Felice in Genova, has been completely revised and redone by the setting laboratories of the Teatro Regio, becoming then part of the shows known as "made in Regio" dedicated to different operas repertoire which are simple but at the same time of great effect. The setting which is accurate and faithful to the text, as well as intelligently done is signed by a master of Italian theatre, Lamberto Puggelli. In this edition, the direction is by Salvo Piro, the scenes are Paulo Bregni, costumes by Luisa Spinatelli, a long-lasting collaborator of Puggelli and lights are by Bruno Ciulli.

The actors on the stage of the Teatro Regio are: Marcelo Álvarez, Alberto Mastromarino and María José Siri.

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