The opera house of Turin is called Teatro Regio. It was constructed in 1740 and holds 1,500 visitors. Several architects, including Benedetto Alfieri, Carlo Molino and Filippo Juvarra at different times worked on its construction. In 1997, the facade was declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
Teatro Regio Turin
Address: Piazza Castello, 215, 10124 Torino. Phone: (+39) 011 8815241. Opening times: Depends on the event. Ticket price: Depends on the event. During the Covid-crisis, the Green Pass is mandatory.
History and description
King Vittorio Amedeo II originally entrusted Filippo Juvarra with the design of the Teatro del Re. the first version, built in 1740, was however constructed after a design by Benedetto Alfieri.
On the night of February 8th, 1936, the opera house was completely destroyed by a fire. Although other architects had been appointed before, it was not until 1965 that Carlo Mollino started working on the Teatro regio as it can be seen today.
The facade of the Teatro Regio is a world heritage site. In 1973, it was reconstructed after an original design by Mollino.