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Teatro Regio Torino
ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA
The Orchestra of the Teatro Regio descends from an ensemble founded at the end of the 19th century by Arturo Toscanini, under whose direction numerous concerts and historic opera productions were staged. The Orchestra performed, among others, the first Italian performance of Götterdämmerung by Wagner and Salome by Strauss, and the world premieres of Manon Lescaut and La bohème by Puccini.
Throughout its history, the Orchestra has demonstrated a marked versatility in performing classical repertoire and many works of the 20th century, such as Gargantua by Corghi and Leggenda by Solbiati. It has performed with the most renowned soloists and has been conducted by such internationally famous conductors as Roberto Abbado, Ahronovi?, Bartoletti, Bychkov, Campanella, Gelmetti, Gergiev, Hogwood, Luisi, Luisotti, Maag, Oren, Pidò, Sado, Steinberg, Tate and finally Gianandrea Noseda, who has held the position of Music Director of the Teatro Regio since 2007. g.
ABOUT THE CHORUS
Founded at the end of the 19th century and re-established in 1945 after the Second World War, the Chorus of the Teatro Regio is one of the most important opera choruses in Europe. Under the direction of maestro Bruno Casoni (1994-2002) it reached the highest international level as demonstrated by the performance of Verdi’s Otello under the direction of Claudio Abbado. The Chorus was later directed by maestro Roberto Gabbiani, who further fostered its artistic development, and in November 2010 the position was assigned to Claudio Fenoglio.
GIANDREA NOSEDA, conductor and music director
Gianandrea Noseda, 53, is widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation. He was named the National Symphony Orchestra’s seventh music director in January 2016, with a four-year term beginning in the fall of 2017 for the 2017–2018 season.
Noseda has served as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino since 2007, ushering in a transformative era for the company matched with international acclaim for its productions, tours, recordings, and film projects. His visionary leadership and ambitious global touring initiatives over the last decade have brought the opera house firmly into the realm of the leading international companies on the global stage, where it has become one of Italy’s most important cultural ambassadors. Noseda took the Teatro Regio Torino on two major residencies recently: at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2017 which focused on Verdi with the Messa di Requiem and performances of two fully staged operas and at the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Oman with a production of Aida; the Edinburgh residency was among the longest by a visiting company in the Festival’s history.
Noseda also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival in Italy.
In addition to eight weeks with the NSO, highlights of Noseda’s 2017–2018 season include appearances with the Israel Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and Orchestre de Paris, and a tour of the Far East with the London Symphony Orchestra, in addition to concerts in London. In May 2018, he leads the Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall for the first time.
Noseda is a frequent guest with the leading opera houses and orchestras in the world, including the Cleveland Orchestra, La Scala, Munich Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Wiener Symphoniker and Zurich Opera. He made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 2015 and at the Salzburg Festival in 2015 leading the Vienna Philharmonic with performances of Il Trovatore.
Noseda also continues to work with institutions where he previously held posts, including the BBC Philharmonic, which he led from 2002–2011; the Pittsburgh Symphony, where the Victor de Sabata Chair was created for him as principal guest conductor; and the Mariinsky Theatre, which appointed him its first-ever foreign principal guest conductor in 1997, a position he held for a decade. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra from 1999-2002 and of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI from 2003 to 2006.