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La Scala Theatre: Famous Opera House

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La Scala Theater in Milan is one of the most famous opera houses in the world. The theatre was designed by Giuseppe Piermarini and was built on the ruins of the Santa Maria della Scala church. It was inaugurated in 1778 with Antonio Salieri's opera L'Europa riconosciuta.

In 1943, the theatre was severely damaged by bombing, it reopened again in May 1946. Another major restoration and modernisation took place between 2002 and 2004.

La Scala has a total capacity of 2200 people, including 678 orchestra seats, 409 seats in the first and second galleries and 155 boxes on four levels.

View location in Milan, Italy.


One day I'll get inside... ;)