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Teatro Regio, Wednesday 10 December 2008 - Sunday 21 December 2008

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Sponsored by Gruppo Fondiaria Sai

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

The impossible loves of a poet

Teatro Regio, Friday 30 January 2009 at 8 pm

Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), the unfinished opera by composer Jacques Offenbach, on the libretto by Jules Barbier from the novel of the same name by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, will open on Friday 30 January at Teatro Regio.

With the staging by Teatro Regio, realized in co-production with Teatro Real de Madrid, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv, one of the most atypical titles of French opera is proposed, one which Italian audiences find  delightful though not well-known (the last production in Torino was 35 years ago). The stage direction is by  Nicolas Joël, who for health reasons will not be able to be present; Stephane Roche will be standing in for him. On the podium Emmanuel Villaume, who returns to Torino after having conducted the production of Ariane et Barbe-Bleue last season. The sets are by Ezio Frigerio while Franca Squarciapino has created the costumes. The chorus of the Teatro Regio will be directed by Maestro Claudio Fenoglio. Lighting is by Vinicio Cheli.

The opera, realized with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo, will be broadcast live by Rai Radio3 on Friday 30 January.

Opera and Ballet

Costume sketch (First act) by Stefano Poda
A great production for Thaïs


The world of Thaïs according to Stefano Poda
and Gianandrea Noseda
Barbara Frittoli chooses the Regio for her debut in the role

Teatro Regio, Wednesday 10 December 2008 at 8 pm

Thaïs  will open on Wednesday 10th december at Teatro Regio; a mature work by the composer Jules Massenet on the libretto by Louis Gallet, it is based on the novel of the same name by Anatole France. The new production of this rarely performed work is the result of more than a year of close collaboration between the forces of the Theatre and  Stefano Poda, responsible, for the first time in Italy, for the direction, choreography, sets, lighting and costumes. On the podium, Gianandrea Noseda, who, seduced by the dramatic force and modernity of the orchestral writing, will conduct Thaïs for the first time; a debut also for the protagonist Barbara Frittoli, who has chosen the Regio to make her debut in this difficult role. The chorus of the Teatro Regio will be directed by Maestro Roberto Gabbiani.

Thaïs, realized thanks to the support of the Fondazione CRT, one of the most important Founding Members of the Teatro Regio, will be broadcast live by Rai Radio3 on 10 December, while Rai Trade, with whom a profitable collaboration continues, will realise a DVD.

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