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Teatro Regio Torino

Teatro Regio Torino

Teatro Regio Torino

Piazza Castello, 215, 10124 Torino

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Teatro Regio Torino was inaugurated in December 1740 as the theatre of the Savoy court. An important international opera house from the outset, it hosted among others the world premieres of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and La bohème, and the Italian premiere of Strauss’s Salome, conducted by the composer. The ancient theatre was destroyed by fire in 1936; the modern, amazing architectural building designed by Carlo Mollino was inaugurated in April 1973, with Verdi’s I Vespri siciliani, the only opera directed by Maria Callas and Giuseppe Di Stefano.

The new Theatre rapidly established a reputation as one of the leading Italian opera houses. Its main activity is the opera and ballet season, which runs alongside the symphonic-choral concert series and a full programme of educational activities for children and teenagers. Walter Vergnano has been the General Manager since 1999, while in 2014 Gastón Fournier-Facio was appointed Artistic Director. Since the appointment of Gianandrea Noseda as Music Director in 2007, Orchestra and Chorus have been involved in international tours all over the world, including Far and Middle East, North and South America.

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