Things to do in Teatro alla Scala
La Scala is one of the world’s grand opera houses. Founded in 1778, through its long and illustrious history it’s collaborated with legendary artists as diverse and talented as Giuseppe Verdi, Rudolf Nureyev, Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti. Once the meeting place of wealthy and aristocratic Milanese, its golden gilded boxes are still the place to rub shoulders with the city’s crème de la crème, as in days gone by.
The opera season begins December 7, the day of Sant’Ambrogio, and runs until July. Ballet and orchestral performances can be attended all year long (except in August). Otherwise, if you want to delve into the rich 200-year history of La Scala, guided tours of both the theatre and the museum are readily available. Not only do you get to explore behind the stages and look at costumes, set design, musical instruments and manuscripts (including Verdi's Messa da Requiem and Rossini's Tancredi), there’s also a plethora of theatrical posters, correspondences and other memorabilia.
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La Scala Opera House and Museum tour
Book a tour of La Scala Opera House and Museum, discover facts and anecdotes about great artists such as Verdi and Toscanini and get on the stage that Maria Callas walked on.
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Exclusive guided tour of Milan with La Scala, Duomo Square and the Galleria
Book an exclusive tour of Milan city center, visit La Scala Theatre and its museum and explore Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
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Book a guided tour of La Scala Theatre in Milan, admire the sets and costumes and discover one of the great musical times in the heart of the city.
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Private Tour of Teatro alla Scala and Church of San Fedele
Follow a private itinerary to explore the world-famous Teatro alla Scala and the fascinating Church of San Fedele. The extraordinary collection of contemporary art contained within this 16th-century church makes the visit absolutely unique.
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“Excellent tour of Milan, the Cathedral , The Last Supper and the Opera House! The guide described everything in detail and spoke non-stop during the tour! Highly recommended!”