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La Scala Opera

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Address: Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 88791
09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This world-renowned opera house was built in 1778, where many composers...

This world-renowned opera house was built in 1778, where many composers wrote and conducted works including such greats as Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Toscanini.

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The theatre is an amazing building and one of the best in the world for the high level experience that offers. Elegant dress code recommended.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The theatre is an amazing building and one of the best in the world for the high level experience that offers. Elegant dress code recommended.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

La Scala is not only an Opera House, but it has a nice museum attached to it with several pieces of memorabilia, portraits of opera singers and playbills. The opera house itself is a magnificent building worth visiting. Take a peek into the theater and if possible, attend an actual opera.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maria Joāu Pires played Mozart. I did enjoy much of the hospitality of Milano before the concerto, including some wine. After, it was perfect to relax to great music in a place of legends....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By all rights I should have been thrilled to be here but why pay big bucks for an opera you can't see (sight lines are notoriously bad) unless you manage to get orchestra or front row seats and those weren't available online.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As one of the top items on my bucket list was to see the Nozze di Figaro in one of the grand opera houses in Europe, I was delighted to see that La Scala was featuring it in November 2016. I bought my ticket online on the day the online sales started and managed to get one of the best... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a 2 hour tour in advance, but tickets are available on the door, so unless you want a fairly long, but interesting lecture about the paintings in the museum part, just buy at the door.... we didn't get into the theatre itself (which was a bit disappointing) as there was a dress rehearsal of the upcoming Madame Butterfly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really excellent visit. There is a small music museum attached which is good for half an hour (half of it was closed for refurbishment when we were there and it was still worth seeing). The main attraction however is the main stage which can be viewed from the boxes as part of the tour. Huge and ostentatious it is well... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really wanted to go to La Scala durning our Milano stay. They played Le Nozze di Figaro. Buying tickets on day of performanxe is very complicated when you wanna buy it (for 15euro on the gallery). You have to come at 13 (better at leaste 30 min before) and wait a hour for be written on the list. Then... More 

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Perhaps I've seen Le Nozze di Figaro one time too many, but the November 2016 performance was just so-so, though individual voices were excellent and the orchestra worked hard not to overwhelm them. It was the 1778 theatre we were especially keen on, though, and La Scala did not disappoint. The sound quality is lovely, the audience in true Milanese... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scala Milano is a favorit Opera of the world, for connoisseurs of Operas, a very splendid site; Maria Callas was singing there; This theatre was constructed in 1776 and is often renovated, at last in year 2002. If you don't go to visit Operas you can visit also a Museum of the Scala, with many souvenirs of Verdi etc.

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