Teatro Regio

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Susie B
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Luisa miller at Chiesa Di San Francesco del Prato (part of Verdi 2019 Festival)
Oct 2019 • Friends
To say this venue is an outrage is an understatement! Beware of future performances in this deconsecrated church. It is full of internal scaffolding and potential fire and health and safety risks. The seating was terrible, hard and we could not see any of the performance as seating for the majority is on the level, stretches way back and for that privilege we were charged 207 euros each ie. £190. The singing was fantastic plus the orchestra but their high level of performance was certainly undermined by this atrocious venue. Come on Verdi festival 2020 don't use this venue again!!!
Written October 19, 2019
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DenandTat
Linz, Austria11 contributions
BEWARE of BAD-OPERA-PROGRAMS
Sep 2019
We recently attended three Operas during the Verdi Festival in Parma, and these are our opinions: Exceptional Theatre with World-Class Acoustics. HOWEVER, if you wish to attend a truly ‘CLASSICAL’ performance (true to Verdi’s masterpieces/works of art) you NEED TO BEWARE!!! Some of the creative directors of the Opera are “INTERPRETING” Verdi’s masterpieces, resulting in an UNRECOGNIZABLE STAGING (future science fiction, etc.). The result is a bastardization of the Opera to the point of being completely unrecognizable, except for the music and singing. This has been done to (reportedly) appeal to a younger Opera crowd. It is somewhat like putting tattoo’s on the Mona Lisa to attract a younger art viewing public. If you expect ‘Classical’ Opera performance, beware and check very carefully the staging and “creative interpretation”. We attended the ‘Nabucco’ Opera (by RICCI & FORTE) and it was, in our opinion, NOT the Classical ‘VERDI’ Opera, but rather a Sci-Fi staged schmaltzy abstraction, that ruined the excellent singing performances and which succeeded in driving away these Opera Lovers from future Verdi Festivals!!! Too gimmicky for us ... like a cheap off-broadway production.
Written September 29, 2019
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA19,669 contributions
A theater like no other, so beautifully.
Nov 2018
The Theater Royal is built on land originally donated by Queen Cunegonde, widow of the late Italian King Bernard as a female monastery (nunnery) in 835. The French Revolution dissolved the monastery in 1810, the building was given to the Royal Theater of Parma. Unfortunately, when we visited only the lobby was available for public viewing, so we did not get to see the red velvet decorated circular seating, gold trim individual box seats or the ornately decoration walls and ceiling. Today, the company stages four operas from mid-January to April and in October is an annual Verdi Festival.
TIP: Do plan in advance and see a production, we are so sorry to not have done this
Written September 9, 2019
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Caroline V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands10 contributions
Beautiful!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Definately a must see when in Parma. We had a great guide, English, she told us everything we wanted t know and more. Only guided tours (approx 30 mins) so you have to check timetable available in the teatro regio.
Written June 10, 2019
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travelsafer
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Short visit of the Teatro Regio of Parma, Italy
Oct 2018 • Solo
I took a tour of the theater at the beginning of October. Our guide took another couple and me inside the theater and started explaining its history and features. Summarizing: the wood is all original, the tapestry has been replaced. it was originally blue and now it's red. Above us there was a 2000 lbs chandelier. Despite being all made of wood, it never burned down because of the many precautions that were taken during the years. Behind each theater stall there are private rooms that belong to the heirs of the original families that purchased the rights to own them when the theater was built. 90 of them still belong to the original families who use them as private rooms to entertain guests. In the past they were used as bachelor pads.

The theater itself is very beautiful, and its history and its importance add to it, but the visit although being very informative, felt very short and lasted 20 minutes between walking to the orchestra section and visiting one of the theater stalls. I was expecting something more, like seeing a little bit of the backstage and it's mechanisms or the circles or maybe one of the private rooms not in use.
Written October 22, 2018
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dyonai
Tel Aviv, Israel106 contributions
It has an interesting history about the Ostrian
Jun 2018 • Friends
we were on an organised tour at noon, so, to our misfortune,we did not listen to an opera but to the interesting stories about the Habsburg emperor's daughter whom her marriage had brought her from Vienna to Parma and succeeded in bringing about the city's prosperity in the 19th century while being socially sensitive to the common people
The building inside is impressive (renovated) covered red and gold .The stage , about 80 feet, is almost the size of the hall
Written July 10, 2018
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Chas M
Stubbington, UK231 contributions
An unexpected highlight of our week in Italy
Jun 2018 • Couples
On a day trip to Parma from our holiday base in Bologna, we arrived at 12.15 hoping for a tour of the theatre. The box office staff explained that we would have to wait around 15 minutes, and at 12.35 the tour guide returned.
My wife and I were the only people there for a tour, so the very helpful lady took us into the theatre, explained its interesting history and design (stalls plus boxes, whereas in the UK we are used to stalls/circle/balcony/a few boxes) and we developed an interesting conversation about pricing, who attends the various types of shows they present, etc.
We were then shown a box, and saw the pricing structure issues highlighted by a reviewer recently.
The lady who showed us round was excellent, and runs the tours throughout the day (with a break at lunchtime). Three euros well spent. The tour lasted 25 minutes.
The only reason I haven't scored it 5/5 is that there are no seats in the foyer, so we stood for 20 minutes awaiting our guide - that may be a problem for some visitors.
Written June 19, 2018
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PF P
Torino987 contributions
Beautiful theatre with a lot a history and fascination
May 2018 • Friends
Beatiful and well preserved theatre of the XIX century.very interesting musical program. Amazing interior in the topical form of the old theatres
Written May 14, 2018
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54Matriciana
London, UK73 contributions
A gem.
Apr 2018 • Couples
We went there to watch Tosca by Puccini, as I didn't won't to blow the whole trip's budget on this event I bought 2 back row seats in the second tier box on top of the orchestra with restricted view. The unfortunate thing was that the chairs of the back are of the same hight as the front row ones; that was very disappointing and I went to the ticket office to complain. I asked why don't they have higher chairs in the second row the reply was astonishing: these chairs are from when the theatre was built in 1829 and can not be changed; what a silly reply! That said they were very kind and they moved us to an other empty box where we sat in the front row without charging extra for it. The show was fantastic great voices, superbly conducted music and astonishing scenography.

In Italy there is the Scala in Milan which is regarded as the best but Parma is a great opera house too. This is mainly due to the fact that Giuseppe Verdi was born few kilometers away his operas where firstly performed in that theatre (Nabucco in 1840); the local audience is, therefore, very expert in opera and you can not put on stage anything other than high quality performances. It was very interesting to notice that in the audience there was a meaningful portion of single people who, clearly, didn't go there for "social" aspects but just to enjoy the performance. The theatre is a small one 1400 seats against the La Scala 2000 and that make it easier to listen and watch. In a nutshell: pick up the opera you like and you will have an amazing evening!!
Written May 1, 2018
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behappy222
Oxfordshire, UK294 contributions
Fascinating tour
Mar 2018 • Friends
Sadly there were no performances during our stay,owever we did get the chance to have a tour. I would highly recommend this. We had a delightful guide who not only told us of the history of the theatre but also its modern day opera critics and performances. Funny at times and very interesting, we will remember this as one of the highlights of our stay in Parma.
Written March 24, 2018
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