Milan, metropolis of classical music and opera. Book now your concert or opera tickets! The names of Rossini, Bellini and Verdi will always be connected to the name of the theatre, Teatro alla Scala.
Classic concerts, Opera and Ballet in Milan for the 2017-2018 Season :
Teatro alla Scala : Milan Opera House
The city of Milan Symbols is the prestigious Scala Theatre, opening its season every year on December 7th and the great Duomo!
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Alexander Pereira is now the general Manager and Artistic Director of the Scala Theater.
Let's talk history : In 1776 a mere twelve days were needed by the aristocrats of Milan to draw up plans for a new theatre and send them to Empress Maria Teresa, after the Ducal Theatre had burnt down. Two years later the new opera was inaugurated on the site of the church of Santa Maria alla Scala and before long the Teatro alla Scala was being acclaimed for its quality productions.
All of Europe came to admire the lavish costumes, the impressive choral forces, and of course the solo singers distinguished by their perfect acting technique. But the audience also provided its own spectacle, divided into boxes, catching up on the latest news, enjoying supper and even playing cards.
These days the audience at the Scala can still be heard expressing disapproval if a trill falls short of the mark, or approval when offering its imprimatur to the career of a prima donna. The names of Rossini, Bellini and Verdi will always be connected to the name of the theatre and the history of Italian music, if not the history of music itself, is etched in the walls. La Scala presented the first performances of Norma, Il Turco in Italia, Nabucco and Falstaff. And while the theatre was destroyed in 1943, it was soon rebuilt according to the original plans and has retained its soul, thanks to the spirit of artists such as Giulini, Callas, Tebaldi, Karajan and Visconti.
La Scala opera house reopened in 2004 after almost three years of renovation with Europa Riconosciuta.