Turin in chaos as Noseda’s team is politically oustedmain
Walter Vergnano quit the Teatro Regio di Torino last night after 19 years as sovrintendente. His departure triggered the instant resignations of Gianandrea Noseda, the music director and Gastón Fournier-Facio, the artistic director, leaving the theatre headless.
The reasons are political. The mayor of Turin aims to replace Vergnano with the veteran director Giancarlo Del Monaco, who is a close friend of the Five-Star party leader Beppe Grillo (pictured).