Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino
Since the end of the nineteenth century, with the presence at the Teatro Regio in Turin of Arturo Toscanini, the Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino has been one of the most important opera choruses in Europe. Re-established in 1945, it bore witness in the 1970s to its highest standards yet, achieved first under Maestro Francesco Prestia, then under Adolfo Fanfani. Fulvio Fogliazza developed the capacities of the chorus further throughout the decade of the 1980s. Between 1994 and 2002, Maestro Bruno Casoni brought it to the highest international level, demonstrating the achievement by earning for the chorus the esteem of Semyon Bychkov with whom it recorded Verdi’s Requiem. Later trained by Maestro Claudio Marino Moretti, the chorus has been directed since 2008 by Roberto Gabbiani, who alternates in some productions with Claudio Fenoglio. The appointment of Maestro Gabbiani, formerly Chorus Master at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, testifies to the capabilities reached by the seventy-strong chorus and promises further artistic development. In July 2010 the Teatro Regio will undertake a tour in Japan and China.