The world-renowned La Scala opera house was inaugurated in 1778 and many of the finest artists from across the globe have performed here.
The theatre houses the prestigious La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra.
The extravagant building is also home to a museum that contains a vast collection of intricate costumes and musical instruments as well as a gallery of portraits and busts dedicated to the great musicians of the opera’s history, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini.
2:30pm: Meet your expert guide outside the La Scala entrance. Walk through the impressive theatre foyer upon entrance.
Your specialised guide will lead you through the museum rooms and shower you with anecdotes and curiosities about the great artists who performed here.
View the collection of remarkable instruments such as psalteries, lutes and lyre-guitars and even the Sommer fortepiano that belonged to Verdi. Learn about the man behind the intricate design of La Scala; Giuseppe Piermarini, who was also involved in the construction of the Royal Palace, the Palazzo Belgioioso and many other Milanese landmark buildings. Peruse the collection of costumes, busts, artwork and props which have all played their part in the history of the building.
Explore the magic of the theatre from the boxes and see the sumptuous room with its crystal chandelier and of course, the stage. With a little luck you might even see the artists’ rehearsal!4:00pm: The tour finishes at the Piazza della Scala 1.
Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Opera House La Scala Professional English speaking guide
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
We were met by an experienced tour leader who was very knowledgeable on the history of La Scala. The tour was well conducted but went on a bit too long at times. By the way,...
Our guide was knowledgable and clear. The theatre was full of history and the museum was worth viewing...
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