Teatro alla Scala, Milan

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    la Scala

    by MM212 Written Jan 5, 2007

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    Teatro alla Scala, Dec 2006

    Teatro alla Scala, or la Scala, is one of the most renowned opera houses in the world. It was built in the 18th century after its preceeding theatre was destroyed in a fire. Since its completion, it has hosted the premieres of many of the world's famous operas (including Madame Butterfly) and served as a model for newer opera houses around the world. During World War II, la Scala was severely damaged, but was quickly rebuilt after the war.

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    Still worth a swatch if you're ticketless

    by Paisleypaul Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    Teatro from the Piazza

    An appealing building - pictured from the front with the portico entrance (where horsedrawn carriages pulled up), it also houses a museum.

    Book well ahead if you want to see a show ! Maybe next time !
    Still one of the 'sights' though! Giuseppe Piermarini's 1778 design has been restored following air raid damage in WWII.

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    Museo Teatrale Scala (La Scala Theatre Museum)

    by Diana75 Updated May 22, 2006

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    Visiting La Scala Museum is the best way to learn more about the history of the theater and the history of lyric music in general.

    The museum was founded at the beginning of 20th century and houses three collections: the Giulio Sambon Collection acquired in Paris, the Verdi Collection, and the Theater Collection, being one of the largest and most complete theatrical collections, with around 80,000 volumes.

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    Piazza della Scala (La Scala Square)

    by Diana75 Updated May 22, 2006

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    Piazza della Scala with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
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    Piazza delle Scala is another wonderful attraction of Milan.

    With Leonardo Da Vinci's statue in the center facing La Scala Theater, the square is bordered on the other side by Palazzo Marino, today Milan's City Hall, and the archway of the entrance to Vittorio Emanuele Gallery.

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    Teatro alla Scala (La Scala Theatre)

    by Diana75 Updated May 22, 2006

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    Located in the homonym square, Teatro alla Scala was built on the side of 1381 St. Maria della Scala church.

    The Austrian Empress Maria Theresa was the one who actually financed the construction of the theater and the architect was Giuseppe Piermarini, a passionate advocate of the neo-classical school.

    The theater was officially inaugurated in 1778 with Antonio Salieri's "Europa Riconosciuta".

    La Scala was reopened in December 2004 after a three-year break due to complex restoration and renovation works.

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    La Scala Opera House, World Famous

    by Mikebb Updated May 1, 2006

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    La Scala Opera House

    We were not in Milan long enough to attend an opera in this most famous opera house, however we did have time to view the building and the advertisements for the theatre season. It is one of the oldest Opera Houses in Europe and very easy to reach, just walk through the Galleria. I was told no photos are allowed inside the theatre.

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    Teatro alla Scala

    by rcsparty Updated Apr 14, 2006

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    This is a once in a lifetime event, just don't take pictures, your event may get cut short. I got in trouble even before the show started, figuring the no pictures rule applied during the show. Either the opera or the symphony is incredible. This is one of the oldest opera houses in Europe. If you can say you've been to La Scala, you are truly in elite company.

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    Teatro alla Scala

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 17, 2005

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    As you walk straight through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from the Piazza Duomo, you'll come to another square called Piazza della Scala. On its northwestern side, over the road, you'll find this Neo-Classical theatre, known as La Scala, which was opened in 1778 and is one of the world's most prestigious opera houses. It has one of the largest stages In Europe and hosts sumptous productions. There is also a museum which houses sets and costumes of past productions and theatrical items that date back to Roman times.

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  • A theatre full of opulence

    by AsterixSg Written Aug 11, 2005

    You will come to this theatre as you walk away from the Duomo through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Its supposedly famous for the acoustics and the partioning of the stage. For 5 Euros, you can take a look at the various musical instruments that are exhibited there and even go to one of the boxes from where you can see the entire theatre. Photography is not allowed inside but I did try to sneak one without flash. However, it cameout quite blurred, so am not going to put that photo here. But if you are a music lover and can't afford to see a show there, at least you can see the empty theatre and imagine what it would be like when its full. ha ha ha.

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    La Scala Theater Museum

    by Polly74 Updated Mar 18, 2005

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    Founded in 1913, this interesting museum houses exhibits of various costumes and theatre sets that are of great historical and artistic value. Some rooms are dedicated to the La Scala Theater’s architecture and the life of the famous composer Giuseppe Verdi, while others house ancient musical instruments, curtains and costumes that belonged to famous artists such as Maria Callas and Rudolf Nureyev.
    It has been recently restored and reopened to the public as theater.

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  • La Bella Scala

    by KituAdventures Written Feb 17, 2005

    La Scala, the wonderous home to Italian opera, is perhaps the world's most prestigious stage. Here the works of Italian favorites like Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Donizetti are trotted out for adoring crowds, along with international fare, too. The theatre's exterior is an unfortunate dissapointment, but the glorious interior more than makes up for it.

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    The world famous La Scala is open again!

    by Henrik_rrb Updated Jan 9, 2005

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    The world famous operahouse in Milan, La Scala, has now finally re-opened. After being re-built, or nearly newly built indoor, for more than two years it’s now open for the crowds again.
    Unfortunately this long time means that it’s really hard to find any tickets now… But make a try! Should be worth it if you’re a big opera-fanatic.

    You could order tickets online from their homepage, see the address-field.

    The theatre was opened in 1778. Until 1996 it was driven only by the economical gifts from the public, but since 1996 it's a private theatre.

    The building itself has its venue very close to the Duomo, with just the galleria between them. From the outside it doesn’t look anything special, just like a common house. But from the moment you enter it’s a total other thing.
    From the day of re-opening (7 december 2004) the museum of La Scala has also returned to the building.

    To get there, just take the metro to the Duomo, or a taxi if you don’t want to take the metro in your opera-clothes… From the Duomo it’s as written above very close.

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    Piazza della Scala

    by antistar Updated Jan 8, 2005

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    On the other side of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele from the Piazzo Duomo is the Piazza della Scala. This is much smaller than the cathedral square, but hosts two more of Milan's great buildings, the recently restored and world famous La Scala opera house, and the Palazzo Marino, which is now Milan's town hall. It's a pleasant, traffic free square that would look fantastic in many a city and town across Europe, but next to the amazing Piazza Duomo it seems a little tame in comparison!

    The centre of the Piazza contains a statue of Leonardo Da Vinci, which is surrounded by benches and water fountains which appear to be supply drinkable water (at least the locals seem to think so).

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    Palazzo Marino

    by antistar Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Palazzo Marino (left), Milan

    This palace currently plays host to Milan's town hall, but it was once the home of a rich Genoese merchant who commissioned the building, and whom the palace is named after. The palace was built between 1553 and 1558, but underwent extensive restoration after damage during World War 2. Apart from the town's governors, the palace contains a courtyard stacked with monuments, an entrance hall filled with artwork from new artists, along with an exclusive restaurant, and more accessible cafe.

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    La Scala

    by rozehill Written Nov 30, 2004

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    La Scala

    La Scala Opera House, the most famous opera theatre in Milano traditionally opens its opera season on December 7th, although there are other productions year round summer brings special programmes of music and culture.
    Total capacity: 2200 persons
    (678 orchestra seats, 409 seats in the first and second galleries, and 155 boxes on four levels)

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