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Teatr alla Scala

Local name: Teatro alla Scala

The Teatro alla Scala in Milan is one of the most famous opera houses not only in Italy but all over the world. Italian operas such as Otello and Falstaff by Verdi, Lucrezi Borgia Donizetti, Turkini in Italy by Rossini, Turandot and Madame Butterfly by Puccini, Mefistofeles Arrigo Boito were created especially for this stage.

The scene owes its name to Princess Beatrice Regina Della Scala. Her husband funded the church of Santa Maria alla Scala, which was located on the construction site of the new opera house. At the end of the 18th century, La Scala in Milan became an international opera center. The theater cooperates with the La Scala Theater Academy, which hosts training in the field of stage crafts, music, dance and stage management.

Architect Giuseppe Permarini designed the theater building with a classical facade. The theater housed over 3,000 spectators, it was lit up by a thousand candles, it had additionally five different wreaths of boxes. It was the fifth opera house erected in Italy in the 18th century. In 2000-2004 renovation works were carried out in the building.

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