Opera and Ballet


Gianandrea Noseda directs an outstanding cast

Teatro Regio, Tuesday, 10th January 2012 at 20:00

After the great performance in Fidelio, Gianandrea Noseda is back on the podium of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio to direct Puccini's Tosca, staged as from Tuesday, 10th January, 2012 at 20:00 for a total of eleven performances, until Sunday 22nd of January.

Noseda, the orchestra director, will also conduct the future performance which will take place in Paris on the 24th January at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, continuing like this, the collaboration with the prestigious theatre where, every year, the Regio is asked to present a concert version of an opera.

The staging of the new production – created as a co-production with the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Puccini Festival Foundation – is the work of director Jean-Louis Grinda, a production which has greatly impressed the public of the Valencia Festival of Mediterranean this summer. To complete the production, the set scenes were created by Isabelle Partiot-Pieri; the neoclassical-inspired costumes were created by Christian Gasc and the lighting designer is Robert Venturi. For the triangle of the main characters The Regio puts together an outstanding cast with Svetla Vassileva (Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez (Cavaradossi) and Lado Ataneli (Scarpia).


The Opera Season Begins
A new production written by Martone and directed by Noseda

Teatro Regio, Friday, 9th December, 2011 at 20:00

The new production of Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven will open the opera season at the Teatro Regio on Friday, 9th December at 20:00.

Gianandrea Noseda, who conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio, is the one continuing the journey of Beethoven's compositional universe which began with the resounding success of the nine symphonies performed between September and October. The new layout has been written by the director Mario Martone, author of films such as Morte di un matematico napoletano, L’amore Molesto and his latest Noi credevamo. Martone will make his debut at the Teatro Regio with Fidelio. The Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège co-produced the scenes by Sergio Tramonti; the costumes are by Ursula Patzak and the lighting by Nicolas Bovey.

Loyalty, courage, honour and hope. A personal tragedy – an unjust imprisonment that, miraculously, finds a solution which turns out to be a passionate exaltation of freedom against all the "chains" imposed on mankind. Art lives, as it has never done before Beethoven, in the essence of the passions, of enthusiasm itself,  of the ideals of its own time, and is directly involved, - as pointed out by Massimo Mila – as the movement of ideas,  of spiritual work and simultaneously becomes a leader of its own age. Hence, ‘Il Regio’, chooses this purposefully, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

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Stage photo
Dance opens the new Season

The Ballet of the Mariinskij Theatre of St Petersburg

The best of classical dance inaugurates the Season

Teatro Regio, from 14 October to 6 November 2011

For the first time in the recent history of the Theatre, on 14 October, dance will be inaugurating the Regio Season. The Ballet of the Teatro Mariinsky of St Petersburg will present all of six titles of great classical dance for a total of 22 performances which are expected to sell out. It all begins with an Homage to Fokin – from 14 to 18  October – that includes the best of the Russian choreographer’s production: the Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin, Le Spectre de la rose by Carl Maria von Weber, The Dying Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns and Shéhérazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This is followed by two ballets created by Marius Petipa: from 21 to 25 October La Bayadère by Ludwig Minkus, never before performed at the Teatro Regio, and, finally, the most classical of all classical ballets, Swan Lake, on stage from 28 October to 6 November. Among the stars of the Mariinsky on stage in Torino there will be: Ekaterina Kondaurova, Uljana Lopatkina, Alina Somova, Viktorija Tereškina, Evgenij Ivančenko, Igor Kolb, Danila Korsuncev and Vladimir Škljarov. The music will be performed live by the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio; in the Polovetsian Dances, the Chorus of the Regio will also participate.


The world premiere of Alessandro Solbiati’s opera, with stage direction by Stefano Poda

Teatro Carignano, Tuesday 20 September 2011 at 8 pm

Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti’s masterpiece conducted by Campanella, with the stage direction by Vick

Teatro Regio, Tuesday 21 June 2011 at 8 pm
Broadcast live 21 June at 8 pm on Rai-Radio3

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti will be on stage at the Teatro Regio from 21 June to 3 July with the beautiful staging created by Graham Vick. On the podium of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio will be maestro Bruno Campanella, one of the most important interpreters of pre-Romantic Italian opera.

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Graphics for Season 2011-12 [Daniela Foresto]
The new Season has come

Opera and Ballet Season 2011-2012

Opera and Love

Ten operas, six great classical ballets with the Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre of St Petersburg, and, before the inauguration of the Season, an homage to Beethoven with his Nine Symphonies conducted by  Gianandrea Noseda.

A season that revolves, metaphorically, around the theme of love, not only the kind that opera and dance have described for centuries in its infinite nuances, but also the love of those who, with passion, work in opera or come to see it.

On stage at the Regio, it will be possible then to go from the enchanted atmosphere of Swan Lake to the sensual exoticism of Shéhérazade, from the structures of eros in Così fan tutte by Mozart to the fibre of marital ties in Beethoven’s Fidelio, from the daring artifices in Rossini’s Barber of Seville to maternal love in Norma by Bellini and  paternal love in Rigoletto, from the machinations in The Masked Ball by Verdi to the “joyous and terrible” love in La bohème of Puccini, who then with Tosca e Madama Butterfly manages, like no-one else, to delve into human passions. All of this finishing with the diabolic sensual pleasure of Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel.

From 28 September to 6 October, Music Director Gianandrea Noseda will be on the podium of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Regio for performances of the complete Nine Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, divided into four double concerts.

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The Nine Symphonies

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The Nine Symphonies
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