The Regio, Opera. Sempreverdi
Twelve titles, six new stagings, three dance productions with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Ballet Preljocaj, a tour that will touch Spain, France and Germany. A season dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi – champion of our cultural unification – conceived for the year when Torino will be the centre of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
The season begins on 5 October with the new staging of Boris Godunov (5-17/10), Modest Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, with the stage direction by Andrei Konchalovsky, the Russian artist well-known to cinema fans, who will bring to the Regio stage a great representation of Russian history of the sixth century: the ferocious struggle for the throne after the death of Ivan the Terrible. Opening the season could be none other than Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, keen expert and pre-eminent interpreter of this repertoire. In the cast, Orlin Anastassov, Ian Storey, Peter Bronder, Sergej Aleksaškin, Vladimir Matorin, Evgenij Akimov and Vasilij Ladjuk. Chorus master will be Roberto Gabbiani, and the Children’s Chorus of the Teatro Regio and the “G. Verdi” Conservatory will be prepared by Claudio Fenoglio.