Teatro Regio is “the” opera house in Turin and also one of the most relevant Italian theatres in the European contemporary scene. It was built in 1740 as a project by Filippo Juvarra, in 1936 it was destroyed by a fire and in 1973 it was rebuilt by the architect Carlo Mollino.
Today the season is very dense and is home to many festivals including SettembreMusica and Torinodanza.
The Season of Opera and Ballet includes a lot of titles from October to June, alongside many other activities: symphonic-choral and chamber concerts performed by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio; a series of shows staged at “Piccolo Regio”, another stage within the complex for smaller shows and intended especially for children and families.
For me, as a theatre worker, going behind the scenes is normal and it is something that I suggest you do! The Teatro Regio gives this opportunity with “Al Regio dietro le quinte” (Regio behind the scene). The activity consist of a tour that starts from the workshops (costume shop, joiner’s workshop…) passes through the dressing rooms and climbs up above the stage.
Have a nice tour!