The Teatro Regio for
Torino Classical Music Festival
Torino, piazza San Carlo 23rd e 26th June 2015
Also this year the artistic groups of the Teatro Regio will perform at the Torino Classical
Music Festival, which - now in its third edition - greets the summer to the tunes of the greatest
composers of all times, through operas, symphonies and concerts, and offers to the citizens of Turin
and the tourists a journey through the main musical cultures of the world, in tribute to EXPO 2015.
The Festival is a project of the City of Turin made by the Foundation for Culture Turin; Main
Partner are: Intesa Sanpaolo and Iren; The Media Partner: La Stampa.
The Teatro Regio presents on Tuesday, 23rd June at 22:15 the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet,
libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, adaptation and lyrics are by Marco Ravasini, the
semi-staging is provided by the Teatro Regio. The Orchestra, the Chorus of the Teatro Regio and the
Children’s Chorus of the Teatro Regio and of the “G. Verdi” will be directed by Ryan McAdams.
Starring will be the mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk (Carmen), the tenor Andrea Carè (Don
José), the soprano Erika Grimaldi (Micaëla) and the baritone Elia Fabbian (Escamillo). On the cast
also: Damiana Mizzi (Frasquita) and Clarissa Leonardi (Mercédès). The staging is by Anna Maria
Bruzzese, the costumes by Laura Viglione, lights by Vladi Spigarolo. As usual, the maestro Claudio
Fenoglio leads the Choir.
Carmen, which was played for the first time 140 years ago, is one of the most performed opera
worldwide. Its famous melodies, supported by sensual dance rhythms, lead us to a Mediterranean
and solar Seville, with a strong Latin flavour, crowded with girls selling cigarette, gypsies,
bullfighters, smugglers and police. In this edition it will be possible to listen to all arias of the opera,
for the first time linked by narrative captions that, projected onto a big screen, will accompany the
audience throughout the plot.
On Friday, 26th June at 21:30 Giampaolo Bisanti conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in
a night dedicated to Gioachino Rossini. The program presents symphonies taken from L’italiana in
Algeri, a joyful blend of hilarity and lyricism; Il turco in Italia, winning score with a fast and joyful
pace; the inevitable Barbiere di Siviglia, the musical heritage of every Italian (this opera will also be on
stage at the Teatro Regio in July at the “The Best of Italian Opera” part of the ExpoTO); La scala di
seta, written by a young Rossini, is full of brilliant ideas and innovations; Semiramide, a serious
masterpiece of the composer, one of the most accomplished scores of all his productions; La gazza
ladra, score of sublime refinement of timbre and expression; La Cenerentola, the most beautiful story
ever told in music and, finally, the imposing and majestic Overture from Guglielmo Tell, which
summarizes all the opera in four intense movements that go from a deep chamber solo dialogue of
cellos to the famous fanfare, punctuated by glittering passages entrusted to the brass.
Both events will be preceded by a listening guide by Alberto Mattioli, journalist of La Stampa
on 23 June at 22:00 fifteen minutes before the opera starts and on 26th June at 21:15 before the
Rossini concert.
More information at: and
Turin, 5th June 2015.
Teatro Regio, Direzione Comunicazione e Pubbliche Relazioni
Paola Giunti (Direttore), Sara Zago e Paolo Cascio (Relazioni con la Stampa) – Tel:. +39 011 8815.233/239
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The Teatro Regio for Torino Classical Music Festival