Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala during the past 200 years.
La Scala is a world-renowned opera house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre alla Scala. The premiere performance was Antonio Salieri's Europa Riconosciuta.
Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared and perfomed at La Scala since the day of its foundation. Today, the theatre is still recognised as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world and is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy (Italian: Accademia Teatro alla Scala), which offers professional training in music, dance, stage craft and stage management.
Divento's tips for La Scala
Unlike many other opera houses, people do make an effort to get dressed up for the Scala. So it's a good excuse to dust down your dinner jacket or ball gown.
7, 24, 25, 26, 31 December
(24 and 31 just during the afternoon)
1st January, Easter, 1st May, 15 August
Teatro alla Scala
Via Filodrammatici, 2, 20121 Milan