The Teatro Regio di Torino is one of the oldest opera theaters in existence today. Its origins date back to 1740, the year in which it opened as a magnificent venue of the Savoy Court. Sadly, a devastating fire destroyed the building in 1936.
Undeterred, productions continued across the city until 1973 when the present-day structure opened. It was inaugurated with I Vespri Siciliani by Verdi, in the only stage direction of Maria Callas and Giuseppe Di Stefano.
Today, the Teatro Regio Opera House in Turin, Piedmont, Italy is a prominent and respected performing arts venue. Its season runs from October-June offering Opera, Ballet, and Musical productions as well as concerts involving the Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus; dedicated shows intended for schools and families; informative lectures, guided tours, exhibitions and special events in collaboration with the City of Torino and institutions like MITO SettembreMusica.
On site services include:
- Refreshments before and between performances; there are two bars on the 2nd floor and on nights when performances have an intermission, you can enjoy a 3-course “Dinner Box” with a glass of wine.
- A complimentary cloakroom to store coats, umbrellas, etc.
- Facilitated passageways for accessibility
- Double subtitles (in addition to the original language presented)
- Bookstore for souvenirs and monograph volumes detailing the operas
Teatro Regio’s stunning 2019-2020 Opera and Ballet season features 17 titles, of which 7 are new stagings. A sample includes: Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata; Casa Beethoven; The Taming of the Shrew in ballet format, and special guest star Roberto Bolle.
Expect to be dazzled by stellar performances! Purchase tickets online or at the Box Office.
Visit: Teatro Regio Torino, Piazza Castello, 215; 10124 Torino-I; +39 011 8815239; www.teatroregio.torino.it