Giuseppe Verdi, Il trovatore
Turin, Teatro Regio, 10 October 2018
In Turin’s Trovatore, the women carry the day
Time was when it was the least performed work of Verdi’s popular trilogy. Now there is no theatre in Italy that does not put Il trovatore on stage and many opera seasons open with this title, as is the case of Turin’s Teatro Regio.
A rare work by Umberto Giordano, Siberia, was planned for the opening, but the replacement of the theatre manager and resulting resignation of musical director Gianandrea Noseda led to a revolution in the billboard that now displays an utterly autarchical choice: only works by Italian composers are present, only the most popular and in settings of guaranted tradition, like this 2005 production…