At the request of the King @ Residenze Sabaude - Teatro Regio

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At the request of the King

At the center ofì the Savoy's attention, there is since the end of 1600 a new theater in the sleeves of the "command area" that completes the Piazza Castello and opens to the expansion of the city towards the Po. Juvarra was commissioned but, following his death, Carlo Emanuele III entrusted the project to the architect Benedetto Alfieri. The theatre was built in record time (two years) and was inaugurated on 26 December 1740.

The 1752 drawing by Domenico Oliviero shows the extraordinary potential of the Theatre to continue in the architecture of the scene completely enveloping the spectator.

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