La Scala oper house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and is still recognised as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. La Scala was originally illuminated with 84 oil lamps mounted on the palcoscenico and another thousand in the rest of theatre. To prevent the risks of fire, several rooms were filled with hundreds of water buckets. In time, oil lamps were replaced by gas lamps, these in turn were replaced by electric lights in 1883.

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La Scala Opera House in Milan, 1778 by architect Giuseppe Piermarini. Restructuring, restoration and addition by Mario Botta in 2002-2004.

Milano Teatro alla Scala. Ph Maria Cristina Codecasa Conti

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La Scala - Milan - This world renowned opera house has been hosting performances since the late 18th Century. Its impressive exterior is overshadowed by the décor and acoustics that are found inside. The ideal way to visit this theater would be during a performance. If that is not possible, you can take one of the regular tours around the facility.

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Milan’s Teatro alla Scala has been the reference in the opera world for over two centuries. Milan, Italy

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