Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino

Orchestra of the Teatro Regio

The Orchestra of the Teatro Regio descends from an ensemble founded at the end of the 19th century by Arturo Toscanini, under whose direction numerous concerts and historic opera productions were staged. The Orchestra played among others the first Italian performance of Götterdämmerung by Wagner and Salome by Strauss, and above all the world premières of Manon Lescaut and La bohème by Puccini.

During its long history, the Orchestra has demonstrated a marked versatility in confronting both the standard repertoire and many works of the 20th century, such as Gargantua by Corghi and Leggenda by Solbiati. It has performed with the most renowned soloists and has been conducted by such internationally famous conductors as Roberto Abbado, Ahronovič, Bartoletti, Bychkov, Campanella, Gelmetti, Gergiev, Hogwood, Luisi, Luisotti, Maag, Oren, Pidò, Sado, Steinberg, Tate and finally Gianandrea Noseda, who occupied the position of Music Director of the Teatro Regio from 2007 to 2018. It has also accompanied important ballet companies like the Bolshoi of Moscow and the Mariinsky of St. Petersburg.

Many times the Orchestra has been invited to foreign festivals and theatres; in the last five years, in particular, it has been guest, together with maestro Noseda, in Germany, Spain, Austria, France and Switzerland. In summer 2010 it carried out a triumphant tour in Japan and China with Traviata and Bohème, a great success largely repeated in 2013 with "Regio Japan Tour". In 2014, after the tour in Saint Petersburg and Edinburgh, it took place the first tour in United States and Canada with performances of William Tell by Rossini. Three important international events in 2016: Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio Torino have been guest of honour at 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival with Simon Boccanegra and Messa da Requiem by Verdi, plus two concerts; in Paris and in Essen with Lucia di Lammermoor unstaged, Diana Damrau in the title role; at the memorable Savonlinna Opera Festival with La bohème and Norma. 2017, after the steps in Geneva and Lugano, has seen the Orchestra involved in a concert in Buenos Aires and the Regio guest for the second time at the Edinburgh International Festival with four performances of La bohème, three of Macbeth (reproposed as unstaged version in Paris) and the Requiem Mass by Verdi; in September, finally, took place the first tour in Middle East, with three performances of Aida at the Royal Opera House Muscat, in Oman. In 2018, the Theater ensembles opened the Festival Septembre Musical in Montreux-Vevey with a highly awaited concert, broadcasted live on the radio; they was also invited to the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana in Rimini, with overtures and choruses from Verdi's and Wagner's operas.

Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio Torino appear on DVD of some of the most interesting productions of recent seasons: Medea, Edgar, Thaïs, Adriana Lecouvreur, Boris Godunov, Un ballo in maschera, I Vespri siciliani, Don Carlo, FaustAida, La bohème and L'incoronazione di Dario. Among the most recent recordings with Orchestra and Chorus, all conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, there are: Second Symphony by Mahler (Fonè), the cd Fiamma del Belcanto with Diana Damrau (Warner Classics/Erato), reviewed by «New York Times» as one of the 25 best classical music albums of 2015, three Deutsche Grammophon CDs, two of them dedicated to Verdi with Rolando Villazón and Anna Netrebko, one dedicated to Mozart with Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; for Chandos Four Sacred Pieces by Verdi and Magnificat e Salmo IX by Petrassi.

Furthermore, Teatro Regio Torino is partner of OperaVision, the digital project supported by the European Commission.


The orchestra

First violins

  • Stefano Vagnarelli °*
  • Sergey Galaktionov °*
  • Marina Bertolo *
  • Monica Tasinato
  • Francesco Gilardi
  • Elio Massimo Lercara
  • Enrico Luxardo
  • Miriam Maltagliati
  • Paolo Manzionna
  • Alessio Murgia
  • Ivana Nicoletta
  • Daniele Soncin
  • Giuseppe Tripodi
  • Roberto Zoppi

Second violins

  • Marco Polidori °*
  • Cecilia Bacci °*
  • Tomoka Osakabe
  • Bartolomeo Angelillo *
  • Silvana Balocco
  • Paola Bettella
  • Maurizio Dore
  • Anna Rita Ercolini
  • Silvio Gasparella
  • Fation Hoxholli
  • Anselma Martellono
  • Luigi Presta
  • Seo Hee Seo


  • Armando Barilli °
  • Enrico Carraro °*
  • Federico Carraro
  • Alessandro Cipolletta
  • Gustavo Fioravanti
  • Rita Bracci
  • Maria Elena Eusebietti
  • Alma Mandolesi
  • Franco Mori
  • Roberto Musso


  • Relja Lukic °
  • Amedeo Cicchese °
  • Davide Eusebietti
  • Alfredo Giarbella
  • Armando Matacena
  • Luisa Miroglio
  • Marco Mosca
  • Paola Perardi

Double basses

  • Davide Botto °
  • Davide Ghio °
  • Atos Canestrelli
  • Fulvio Caccialupi
  • Michele Lipani
  • Stefano Schiavolin


  • Roberto Baiocco


  • Federico Giarbella °
  • Sara Tenaglia °
  • Maria Siracusa


  • Luigi Finetto °
  • João David Augusto Barroso °
  • Stefano Simondi

Oboe and English horn

  • Alessandro Cammilli


  • Luigi Picatto °
  • Alessandro Dorella °
  • Luciano Meola

Bass clarinet

  • Edmondo Tedesco


  • Andrea Azzi °
  • Nicolò Pallanch °
  • Orazio Lodin

French horns

  • Ugo Favaro °
  • Natalino Ricciardo °
  • Fabrizio Dindo
  • Evandro Merisio
  • Eros Tondella
  • Pierluigi Filagna


  • Ivano Buat °
  • Sandro Angotti °
  • Paolo Paravagna
  • Marco Rigoletti


  • Vincent Lepape °
  • Gianluca Scipioni °
  • Marco Tempesta

Bass tuba

  • Rudy Colusso


  • Ranieri Paluselli °

Percussion instruments

  • Lavinio Carminati


  • Elena Corni °

Orchestra Inspector Gabriele Sosso


° First chair players

* Teatro Regio is grateful to Fondazione Pro Canale of Milano for making available the violin Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Torino 1772, to professor Sergey Galaktionov.