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Museo Teatrale alla Scala

Centro Storico
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Address: Largo Antonio Ghiringhelli 1 | Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy
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When we went to the museum, the second floor exhibition was closed. That was just what I wanted to see cause there are all the costumes etc. Still of course we had to pay the full... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Linda L
Helsinki, Finland
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Scala Theater (Teatro alla Scala) is the home of legendary opera composers, singers and conductors. Operas like Nabucco, Norma, Otello, Falstaff, Madam Butterfly and Trandot were premiered at La Scala. Singers such as Caruso, Callas, Gobbi, Tebaldi, di Stefano and Pavarotti sang on its stage, and conductors like Toscanini, Abbado, Karajan, Muti and Barenboim conducted there. In addition to... More 

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Chrudim, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I have bought the tickets for very friendly price I was awaiting nice museum and that I have got. But I was even supposed to visit the interiors of La Scala !!! And that was very positive surprise. Beautiful !

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

When we went to the museum, the second floor exhibition was closed. That was just what I wanted to see cause there are all the costumes etc. Still of course we had to pay the full price though the whole museum wasn't open. We were able to see the rooms with the paintings of famous opera persons and musical instruments... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a interesting place for everybody but especially for opera lovers. There is an opportunity to peek into a newly-renovated La Scala Opera space from the box and feel the atmosphere of past great opera singers. Paintings and sculptures of already passed opera performers were to be seen as well as decorations beautiful musical instruments and other objects and... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We enjoyed the old playbills and the slightly morbid exhibits such as Verdi's death mask and Chopin's hand cast. There was also an interesting temporary exhibit on the history of Madama Butterfly performances at La Scala. Of course, the highlight was the opportunity to peak inside the theater and see them setting the stage for the evening's performance.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Although we are not great opera lovers we were thrilled to be able to visit the inside of La Scala. We browsed around the museum and saw some amazing things. There is a lift if you need it as it is a long climb up many flights of stairs. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you couldn't get or couldn't afford a ticket to an opera (and we couldn't), this was an interesting visit that permitted a look inside the auditorium from several of the boxes. We were able to watch, fascinated, as the stage crew set up for a new production. The museum is an assiduous collection of portraits of famous singers from... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the place housed in the theater building which house F List piano, masks of Verdi, and Chopin, collection of artwork and many more things to see

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Even if I live here I have never been and I am glad that my German friend told me to visit it. Full of instruments and statues and pieces... nice rooms and an upstairs exhibition on muti. It was worth!

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't plan to visit but stumbled upon this and thought why not?! I had the chance to see a production company rehearse and I really enjoyed the upstairs exhibition on the history of opera at the theatre. I enjoyed it

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