Alla Scala Theatre
Park Hyatt Milan is located five minutes’ walk from Alla Scala Theatre.
Some of the greatest musicians in the world have started off their career in the famous Alla Scala Theatre, among them Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizzetti, Vincenzo Bellini and Arturo Toscanini.
Built in 1776 on the site of the church of Santa Maria della Scala (hence the name), it is the most famous opera house in the world. The first performance took place here in 1778.
The theatre was badly bombed during the Second World War and rebuilt three years later. Recently it has undergone one further restoration, which has made the theatre notably more modern. The theatre can now accommodate more than 2,000 people and has spectacular acoustics.
The traditional opening night of the opera season at Alla Scala Theatre is 7 December, the feast of Saint Ambrose, patron saint of the city of Milan. This evening has a symbolic value.
Behind a classic but imposing facade is the splendid mirror-lined foyer, which was renovated in 1936. Once inside the theatre itself, the auditorium is spectacular in red velvet with gilded stucco work.
The lodges are like small living rooms, the orchestra pit is new, dating from 1907, and the stage is huge, measuring 1,200 sq m (13,000 sq ft).
It is also worth visiting the Alla Scala Theatre Museum, which opened in 1913 and now houses a fine collection of sculptures, paintings, ceramics and original scores connected to the history of the Alla Scala Theatre.
The auditorium can be seen from the boxes, except when rehearsals or performances are in progress.
If you are making plans for a night at the Scala Theatre, don't miss aperitivo or dinner at Mio bar!
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