Historical Itinerary-Teatro Regio

Piazza Castello 215 (Turin)

The Theatre Royal was built by order of King Emmanuel III of Savoy, who entrusted the project to the court architect Benedetto Alfieri, on an area already earmarked for theater in Amedeo di Castellamonte for the central zone (1673) and the same space covered by a previous project of the architect Filippo Juvarra. Was inaugurated in 1740: the Horseshoe lounge, whose time was painted by Bernardino Galliari, housed in stalls and in five tiers of boxes over 2500 spectators. During two centuries became one of the most important theatres in Europe and, at the turn of the twentieth century, one of the strongholds in Italy, even Wagnerian thanks at the top reached by the Orchestra under the artistic direction of Arturo Toscanini. In 1936 a disastrous fire destroyed the structure, and in 1973 was inaugurated the new Teatro Regio, Turin realized by the architect Carlo Mollino. Today the Royal is the Temple of Opera and music Turin hosts major orchestras and dance companies nationally and internationally. The tour allows you to see from behind the scenes, one of the largest stages in Europe, second only to that of the Opéra-Bastille in Paris, with the complex machines, scenic and know some locals usually inaccessible to the public, like the sottopalco, the maze of interior corridors, tailoring, tooling workshop, dressing rooms, control room and several test rooms , including the dance room and the room of the House, where it can happen to witness a scene of the next show.

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