Teatro Carignano

Teatro Carignano

Facade and main entrance
Address Piazza Carignano 6
Owner City of Turin
Operator Teatro Stabile di Torino
Capacity 875
Current use Theatre
Opened 1753
Years active 1753 – present
Architect Benedetto Alfieri

The Teatro Carignano (Carignano Theatre) is a theatre in Turin and one of the oldest and most important theatres in Italy. Designed by Benedetto Alfieri, it is located opposite the Palazzo Carignano. Building commenced in 1752 and the theatre was inaugurated the following year with a performance of Baldassare Galuppi's opera, Calamità de' cuori. Much of the theatre was destroyed in a fire in 1786, but it was rebuilt in a few months using Alfieri's original plans. Since then it has undergone several renovations. Although today it is primarily used for performances of plays, in the past it was an important opera house. The theatre is owned by the City of Turin but administered by the theatre company, Teatro Stabile di Torino, and is one of the company's principal performing venues.

Premieres and debuts

Premieres and notable debuts at the Teatro Carignano include:[1]


  1. Unless otherwise indicated this list is sourced from Casaglia (2005)
  2. Zietz (1999) p. 377
  3. Le madri galanti was a disastrous failure at its premiere. Better known as an opera librettist and composer, Boito was only 21 when he wrote the play in collaboration with his friend Emilio Praga. See Crotti and Ricorda (1992) p. 21
  4. Sadie and Macy (2006) p. 111
  5. Dyment (2012) p. xxi


Coordinates: 45°04′09″N 7°41′05″E / 45.0693°N 7.6846°E / 45.0693; 7.6846

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