Due to an accident at the Teatro Regio di Torino, the next opera in the company’s season will be presented in a semi-staged version.
The decision was taken after part of the staging of Turandot fell during the Jan. 18 performance. The incident happened at the start of the scene change after the closure of the tabs at the end of the second act, a large semi-spherical piece of scenery fell, injuring two chorus members.
As a result, in order to endure technical checks to guarantee the complete functionality of the stage, Robert Carsen’s production of “Salome” will be adapted by his assistant Laurie Feldman to exclude the use of hoists and lifts.
Salome is the central event of Turin’s Richard Strauss Festival which involves many of the city’s cultural institutions. Gianandrea Noseda conducts a cast that includes Erika Sunnegårdh, Robert Brubaker, Doris Soffel and Tommi Hakal.