Sightstitality of Milan: Theater "La Scala"
La Rock – Opera House in the center of Milan. The theater building was built in 1776-1778 under the leadership of Architect Giuseppe Piermarini on the site of the Church of Santa Maria della-Rock. It is from this church that theater got its name. Opening of La Scala took place on August 3, 1778. On this day, the Opera was delivered in the theater "Recognized Europe" Antonio Salieri. During the existence of the theater, operas of famous Italian composers were put in it, including D.Chimaroza, J.Rossini, G.Donizetti, J.Puccini, J.Verdi. Until the end of the XVIII century on his scene, you could also see dramatic performances.
Theater was repeatedly restored, including in 1946 after World War II, during which the building was destroyed. Last restoration lasted from 2001 to 2004. At this time, all the productions were transferred to the specially built theater of Archimbold, currently functioning as an independent theater.
The building of the La Scala Theater is performed in a neoclassical style and has excellent acoustics. The length of the building is 100 meters, width – 38 meters. In the middle of the facade there is a portal, originally intended for the entrance of the carriage. The hall has the shape of the horseshoe, here are five tiers and almost two hundred lies. The inner structure of the theater originally implied buffets and gambling rooms. In addition to chamber performances, the theater held a corrida and cartridges. He was the center of the cultural and secular life of the country. To date, the La Scala Theater is the center of world opera culture and one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Capacity of the auditorium – 2030 seats.
Every year on December 7, the Opera season begins in the theater, which lasts until June. In the autumn, the philharmonic orchestra gives symphonic concerts. Also in the theater there are ballet troupe and their own choir.
With La Rock, there is a museum in which portraits of opera diva, artistic fabrics, graffiti busts of composers, layouts to outstanding productions and other things related to theater life.
La Rock is one of the most famous opera theaters in the world
La Rock’s time: Day performances and concerts start at 15:00 and 16:00, evening – at 18:00 and 20:00. The Theater Museum works daily, except December 7, December 24-26, December 31, January 1, Easter, May 1 and 15 August. The museum is open from 9:00 to 17:30, break from 12:30 to 13:30.
The cost of tickets in La Rock: Ticket prices range from 5 to more than 187 euros, also charges for booking. On the day of the production you can purchase the remaining tickets at a price of 5 to 12 euros. The right to free visitors have children, pensioners older than 65 years old, people with limited physical abilities. The cost of a full ticket to the La Scala Theater Museum is 6 euros. Tickets for groups can be purchased for 4 euros, schoolchildren tickets will cost 3 euros.