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.