The Teatro Carignano is a theatre in Turin and one of the oldest and most important theatres in Italy. Designed by Benedetto Alfieri, it is located opposite the Palazzo Carignano. Building commenced in 1752 and the theatre was inaugurated the following year with a performance of Baldassare Galuppi's opera, Calamità de' cuori. Much of the theatre was destroyed in a fire in 1786, but it was rebuilt in a few months using Alfieri's original plans. Since then it has undergone several renovations. Although today it is primarily used for performances of plays, in the past it was an important opera house. The theatre is owned by the City of Turin but administered by the theatre company, Teatro Stabile di Torino, and is one of the company's principal performing venues.Premieres and debutsPremieres and notable debuts at the Teatro Carignano include: Giovanni Pacini's opera La schiava di Bagdad (world premiere, 28 October 1820)Nicola Vaccai's opera La pastorella feudataria (world premiere, 18 September 1824)Dancer Domenico Ronzani's debut as a choreographer in the ballet La Morte di Procotieff (Autumn 1840)Teodulo Mabellini's opera Rolla (world premiere, 12 November 1840)Gaetano Donizetti's opera Linda di Chamounix (Italian premiere, 24 August 1842)Arrigo Boito's play Le madri galanti (world premiere, March 1863) Giovanni Verga's play Cavalleria rusticana starring Eleonora Duse (world premiere, 14 January 1884)Italian conducting debut of Arturo Toscanini's at the age of 19 in Alfredo Catalani's Edmea (4 November 1886) Take a look at our Turin travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Teatro Carignano and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Teatro Carignano Reviews
A really beautiful antique theater. The seats are really difficult to buy, it usually gets full or only the bad seats remain. more »
A very beautiful theatre indeed. Managed to get tickets last minute. A spectacle inside and outside in a wonderful location near so many beautiful bars and restaurants. more »
Loved it, beautifully designed. Friendly staff. If you want to watch the show in a relax way and want to see the whole stage, try getting to sit on zero floor or leaving the private seating upto 5 balconies from left to Right. Else you cannot have proper view of stage.
Wonderful venue, friendly staff and quality performances
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