The theater is considered to be the best opera stage in the world. Behind the strict and modest façade of the neoclassical building lies a luxurious auditorium with perfect acoustics. La Scala was opened in 1778, Salieri's opera “Recognized Europe” was chosen as the premier production. The first shows of the great works of Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Donizetti took place on the stage of the famous theater. Here at different times E. Caruso, F. Chaliapin, M. Callas, L. Pavarotti and other famous soloists performed.
Great to see the inside of this famous theatre, even if there was nothing on when we visited. We went as part of entry to the small, but fairly interesting museum, with exhibits of costumes and props they use in performances as well as paintings and .. Read more »sculptures of famous figures from the theatre's past.
It was on my must-see list and I was lucky to get tickets for an opera evening with Anna Netrebko. I liked that they still keep the uniforms of the past - the valets were dressed in a coool frock coat, with some insignia around their necks, they were.. Read more » young and always smiling.
While the actual stage and house wasn't as mind-blowingly fabulous as I thought it would be, the museum was very high quality. The exhibit on Franco Zeffrigli (which may or may not still be open based on when you're reading this) was amazin.. Read more »g and stunningly put together. The section featuring his costumes and sets was a highlight for sure. I went through the museum independently and with a tour group, and the experience for me was better on my own. The tour was more informative, but it moved too quickly too truly appreciate the museum, and it only featured the main portions, not the exhibitions (aka the Franco Zeffrigli bit). One last tip about the museum: you can't take water bottles in (among other things) and will have to store them in a locker before entering. The locker requires a €1 deposit.
No, I have not seen a show at La Scala.
Diny van Hal
We went here on our summer holiday in 2023. There was no Line tot visit the museum. The entrance fee was € 26,- for two adults and three children.
There is a lot to see in this museum theater. The operahouse is beautiful with all the private sit.. Read more »tings on the balcony.
During my visit to Italy in 2006, I had the incredible opportunity to immerse myself in the captivating world of opera at La Scala in Milan. This renowned opera house, steeped in history and cultural significance, left an indelible mark on my journey.. Read more » through Italy. From its majestic architecture to the breathtaking performances, La Scala offered a truly unforgettable experience.
Stepping into the grand foyer of La Scala, I was instantly transported to a world of elegance and artistry. The opulent surroundings, adorned with intricate details and magnificent chandeliers, set the stage for an evening of refined entertainment. The sense of anticipation and excitement among the audience was palpable, creating an atmosphere filled with anticipation and reverence.
The performances at La Scala were nothing short of extraordinary. From the powerful voices of the opera singers to the skillful orchestral arrangements, every moment was a testament to the immense talent and dedication of the performers. The acoustics of the auditorium allowed the music to envelop the space, creating a mesmerizing and immersive experience that stirred the soul.
In addition to the exceptional performances, the history and legacy of La Scala were palpable. From its humble beginnings in the late 18th century to its status as one of the world's most prestigious opera houses, La Scala has hosted countless iconic performances and renowned artists throughout the years. It was an honor to be part of this storied tradition and witness the magic unfold on stage.
The experience of attending a performance at La Scala went beyond the music. It was a celebration of Italian culture, art, and craftsmanship. The attention to detail in every aspect, from the exquisite sets to the impeccable costumes, showcased the meticulous dedication to creating a truly immersive and captivating experience.
A visit to La Scala is an absolute must for anyone visiting Milan. It is a cultural gem that celebrates the rich heritage of opera and offers a glimpse into the world of artistic excellence. The memories created within the walls of La Scala will forever hold a special place in my heart.
My visit to La Scala was a transformative and enchanting experience. It awakened a deep appreciation for the beauty of opera and the power of music to touch the soul. La Scala deserves the highest praise for its role in preserving and promoting the arts, and for providing audiences with an extraordinary cultural experience that transcends time and place.
We had a great box and view
I have tagged a video and a picture to give you seat perspective from floor 2 box 10
There could be some obstacles on the person siting on the left side but its not a huge deal
The service between shows is little slow a.. Read more »nd the queue is long
Other than that enjoy the show
The museum holds some invaluable artifacts mostly collected from the performances of the past. It's awe inspiring to look over the theater and imagine the performances and guests that have witnessed them.
Nice Opera house.
Very good Opera!
Book well in advance for best seats.
A bit hard to know what seat you actually buy.
Recommend to instead of ordering drinks inside the opera, to walk outside during intermission to the.. Read more » neighbouring restaurant, serving champagne and suitable intermission food.
This place was amazing to see. Unfortunately there was a rehearsal going on so I wasn't able to go into the theater space we were allowed to look down from a window and I got to hear a little of the rehearsal which was amazing. They also have a .. Read more »great display of costumes.
There are these moments in life just you were told about a place but you never really payed attention till you finally make it there and you are so surprised and thankful that you made it.
Scala of Milano is one of these moments 😍
My excitement was s.. Read more »o great by the theater itself and the history of course.
A very important part of Milano and Italy 🇮🇹
So delightful to visit it.
Looking forward to watch a show next time:)
Decent for a short tour of the museum and the opera house rehearsals! I'm sure watching a real show in here would be a great experience, but otherwise the rest of the exhibits are nice if you're interested in theatre and opera. A good, shor.. Read more »t walk through the museum that wouldn't take more than an hour
My rating is not reflective of the magnificent presentation of the guide, nor of the amazing use the venue has made of technology to enhance the experience of the patrons to this cathedral of the arts. I truly felt that the potential for the experien.. Read more »ce was not reached. Considering the history of the venue, the amazing works that have been premiered, performed, & composed within its walls; the museum experience was insufficient to my expectations.
We loved walking through the museum and seeing all the history of the opera house. The portraits, costumes, jewelry, instruments. So fun! We also loved walking into the theater and theater boxes to see the view! Such a cool experience!
Wow!! What a theater. I'm not a fan of operas, but if I wanted to see one, this is the place I want to see it in. Everything looks and feels majestic, and you can understand how this place became such a renowned opera house.
The museum was very .. Read more »nice, and very informative. We didn't get a guided tour, and I don't think you need to. They have touch screens on almost every piece of art, that explains what it is.
The price is totally worth it.
I love the quality of the performance, a lot of work put in, incredible outcomes. The reason for 4 star is the gallery front row leg room for someone like me being 6foot tall is impossible to sit without taking up the width if 1.5 seats. I also sugge.. Read more »st you rather take the 10 euro seats at the back room and stand to see than take the gallery front row and be uncomfortable. Buy the tickets there around 2 hours before the show if you're not fussed about the seats too much, it is much cheaper than online. Small screens translate operas at each seat but I realised too late. Worth the experience.
The opera was impressive, but the cheap seats were uncomfortable and we had to stand to see the actors. If you want a better experience, you have to pay more. ( And the dress code for the cheap seats is not that strict, there were many people in fanc.. Read more »y clothes, but also people dressed more casual)
Everyone should enjoy La Scala at least once in a lifetime. Gorgeous venue with incredible acoustics from every seat. We saw a concert with Italy's most famous conductor. Incredible. Check this one off your bucket list and go. You won't be .. Read more »disappointed.
Went to the La Scala theatre to visit the museum and see artists rehearsing their current opera. It was a wonderful experience. Not expensive at all. Certainly would recommend it. It is a magnificent building.
Very interesting and beautiful. Friendly staff. When we went there was an interview going on so we had to wait 30 minutes before viewing the actual theatre stage area, but it was worth it.
Beautiful Opera House with a great Museum! Always worth a visit! If you love the history of Opera you should visit the Museum with a great tour with audio guide! If you haven't seen any operas and you would like to start I would recommend a Pucc.. Read more »ini opera, Carmen from Georges Bizet, La Traviata from Verdi or Don Giovanni from Mozart!
It is an incredible place, try to visit when the theatre is lighted. The hall looks spectacular. We bought the tickets at the entrance and we didn't wait in a queue at all, but I advise to book on line
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Outside it looks like a nice old building but it is deceiving. Inside it is marvelous and majestic. If you do not have the chance to view a performance (or it happens to be too expensive as they usually are) you can still view it as a museum and rece.. Read more »ive a tour.
Attended the ballet and it was a once in a lifetime experience. The seats we had in the suite we perfect and the acoustics brought the performance to life. Highly recommend visiting if only to check out the museum and theatre. But if you have a chanc.. Read more »e to attend a show... DO IT!
Fairytale theater: the views, the detailed interiors, the foyer...you'll love it! Definitely a bucket list place! Highly reccomend checking out ticket sales on the website for a good deal on a ballet show, opera or orchestra.
If you love the Opera and Classical music this is a must when In Milan. Impressive place. Tour includes museum and the Theatre itself
The most famous theater, a cradle of culture in the center of Milano. Nothing spectacular from the outside, but when you enter everything changes. If you do not have the chance to attend a performance, you can visit it as a museum. The price is reaso.. Read more »nable and you get to visit almost the entire building and even sit at a balcony and enjoy the view. If you 're lucky, you can even view a rehearsal taking place. The staff is very polite and nice.
Fantastic performance and wonderful atmosphere. A perfect opera experience. We will definitely go again, but do avoid the intermission bar service.
The exterior is nice but deceiving. The interior is magnificent. Bathrooms are convenient. Seating is comfortable. If we had it to do over, a second level box seat for two on keyboard side is incomparable. Easy walk from Duomo.
Amazing show! High quality facilities and viewing boxes. Bar not too expensive given central location.
This museum is very informative and has a very long history of the best actors and actresses, ballet dancers, singer and so on. The theatre is huge and phase a massive chandelier and stage. It is a one in a lifetime experience and I really lived ever.. Read more »ything about it.
I paid the visite with a guide, the guide was adorable, I'm french and one of my friend who i went with didn't understand everything in english and the guide who was also french took the time to re explain things she didn&.. Read more »#039;t understand. Absolutely adorable.
The visit was very interesting but I have to admit that it is a bit expensive for what it is.
For the reasonable entry fee you can look at an exhibition of the theatre as well as take a look at the main hall.
Incredible. So many secrets inside. The guide lady was so kind, smart and answered with pleasure of all our questions. Must to be seen!
The staffs are extremely nice and speak English well. They instructed me about the structure of the theatre. I was lucky enough to see Teatro alla Scala with lights on. Everyone who visits Milan should see this. All you need is to book a ticket to th.. Read more »e museum and you will also see a little bit of the theatre. Really worth the time!
This theater tells us why it is one of the world's top three opera houses. In fact, I watched an opera on my honeymoon and made unforgettable memories. With my lovely wife. It is a place where you can listen to the music and songs of the best lu.. Read more »xury goods in Milan. If I go to Milan again, I will go to see opera here, not Italy's finest. With my beloved family.
Absolutely beautiful. Even more beautiful if you get to visit while watching a performance. A tour through the space is amazing to fully get the whole design of the space in
For sure one of the best in the world. Someday I will return
With a great disappointment I have to share the experience with the La Scala customer approach.
I booked premium tickets for the box for March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation the performance was cancelled. Understandable.
We have asked for mone.. Read more »tary refund as we did not plan visit any sooner. Since that request, a lengthy, extremely unprofessional process (if any) started.
Until this very day (December 2020) I have not received the refund.
I had to send over 40 follow up emails and received exactly 3 responses to resend my request. When I called the customer line, a lady said she is not able to help and simply hung up the phone on me.
As much as I understand the whole situation is difficult, the behavior of such a landmark cultural estate is unprecedented and great shame.
Whoever is responsible for customer care, shall question his position.
Due to this, we do not recommend to purchase any tickets in advance unless you are 100% sure the performance will take place. Otherwise be ready that you might lose your money.
In our case, to this day, the La Scala holds 500 EUR for performance which never happened and does not respond to our emails to process the refund.
Very beautiful. I attended a German opera with beautiful setting and great cast. They also have screens on which you can follow the play, in my case it was in German and Italian.
Popescu Viorel Ovidiu
Definitely a must visit place. It has a museum where you can see the clothes that the actors wore in the famous plays. When o went to visit there was a rehearsal going on and i watched it from upstairs.
At least once in your life should go to this wonderful place! Exceptional opera, concerts etc... the only thing I would improve would be the bar area and the personal who help you to find seats are quite arrongant, maybe due to their young age...
Aleksandra Le Bailly de L
A must when in Milano! Stunning architecture and charm. A jewel of Italian history and culture. An amazing experience! I loved it and I highly recommend it.
Very beautiful. I followed a German opera beautiful setting and great cast. They also have screens on which you can follow the play, in my case it was in German and Italian.
Gilded grand yet intimate. Good acoustics, comfortable seats, non intrusive subtitles on screen on the back of the seat in front. You can just bring your ticket to be scanned on your phone, ignore the website instruction to print.
If you must choose.. Read more » box seats, only select the front ones. You have been warned!
Attentive, demanding audience. Good sectional coat checks. A bit challenging to catch a cab afterwards in mid winter ?, but the warm glow of the beautiful music and voices should serve well.
I nice place to visit - I didn't think that I would enjoy this (my son booked it as a trip to see what it was like), but it was a very interesting tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and explained a lot about the history of .. Read more »the building, the patrons, and the shows. We were lucky enough to attend as they were rehearsing La Tosca and watched about 5 minutes from one of the boxes - No photos allowed of that part. Would certainly recommend to people who may not consider an opera tour.