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La Scala Opera

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Address: Via Filodrammatici 2, Milan, Italy
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+39 02 88791
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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
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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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Nearly missed this jewel walking around Milan. The exterior is understated with no large signs to shout what it is, only small billboards. There is a shop and access to the... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nearly missed this jewel walking around Milan. The exterior is understated with no large signs to shout what it is, only small billboards. There is a shop and access to the interior to visit. You are able to see the truly awesome auditorium, stagehands grafting away preparing for the next production. There are rooms of musical instruments from the 16th... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would not call our family Opera buffs but while visiting Milan my husband suggested we HAD to see Madame Butterfly in the very theater it had debuted. It was an incredible experience in every detail and an event our teenagers will recall for a lifetime!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apparently for every performance they hold out 140 seats which are available through a process. These tickets sell for 14 euro. We decided that it was wroth 14 euro just to see the theater. You put your name on a list beginning at 13:00 and they take names until they reach 140. I suspect in the summer that list fills... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you want to have a taste of what the opera looks like you definetely have to go inside. on the outside is just another building and it doesnt look spectacular. and it is just a step away from the duomo and the galleira emanuele

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I reserved a tick on line and when I have arrived I was seated on a bench behind a couple I didn't see anything. So I went to the box office and spoke to the person in chargeand he change my seat.there's chance to get a ticket the day of the opera some times last minute which makes the price... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed seeing a performance of Porgy and Bess at La Scala in November 2016. It was a fabulous performance in an amazing setting. We loved the fact that each box has its own private cloakroom. The only downside was that it was unbearably hot inside.

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Thank Danny W
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Credo non servino le parole... uno dei migliori teatri d'opera in Europa con ottimi spettacoli... One of the best opera houses in Europe, with spectacular performances of different types. If you are in milan visit this place!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended an opera performance and was hugely disappointed. Except for the orchestra seats (on the main level), all other seats are in boxes. Although the boxes are beautiful, they result in at least a partially obstructed view from almost every seat unless you are in the center as I was. There were three people on the top level who... More 

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We didn't think we'd get tickets for La Scala having not booked in advance, but we happened to meet a lady who was taking names for Gallery tickets outside the theatre about 3pm that day. Having put our names down we came back at 5pm and managed to get tickets for €11 each!! The tickets were in the Gods and... More 

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Not the most elaborate or ornate Opera house, but go for the history. This is historically one of the great opera houses. The museum attached has portraits and artifacts from the great performers and musicians. If you like opera performance history this place should be on your list. If not...?

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