Turin's Royal Theatre to perform Verdi in St. Petersburg

(AGI) Moscow, July 8 - Turin's Royal Theatre (Teatro Regio)will take centre stage on Wednesday and Thursday in St.Petersburg at an event dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi and Italianculture. On July 9, as part of the White Nights Festival,Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the theatre's orchestra andchoir in Verdi's masterpiece, the Requiem Mass at theMariinskij Theatre. The world famous soloist on this occasionwill be soprano Maria Agresta, mezzo soprano DanielaBarcellona, tenor Fabio Sartori and basso Ildar Abdrazakov. Thesecond concert is part of celebrations for the 250thanniversary of the foundation of the Hermitage

(AGI) Moscow, July 8 - Turin's Royal Theatre (Teatro Regio)will take centre stage on Wednesday and Thursday in St.Petersburg at an event dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi and Italianculture. On July 9, as part of the White Nights Festival,Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the theatre's orchestra andchoir in Verdi's masterpiece, the Requiem Mass at theMariinskij Theatre. The world famous soloist on this occasionwill be soprano Maria Agresta, mezzo soprano DanielaBarcellona, tenor Fabio Sartori and basso Ildar Abdrazakov. Thesecond concert is part of celebrations for the 250thanniversary of the foundation of the Hermitage Museum and, asexplained by the organisers, is aimed at emphasizing the longcooperation, sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo, signed betweenTurin's cultural institutions and the famous museum, in thisYear of Italian-Russian tourism. The Royal Theatre will performa Verdi gala in the Hermitage's courtyard with music andchoruses from Il Trovatore, Macbeth, Vespri Siciliani, La Forzadel Destino and Aida. (AGI). .