Opera and Ballet Theatre "La Scala", Milan
Piazza della Scala, 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
Legendary opera and ballet "La Scala", also known as the "Temple of the Opera", the scene of which the last 200 years'd seen most of the best Italian and foreign artists. It was built by order of Queen Maria Theresa of Austria in 1778. Today, the "La Scala" is one of the leading theaters of the world. It based its choir, orchestra and ballet company. It also houses the Academy of Fine Arts, offering professionally trained in music, dance, dramatics and directing.. In the next to the theater "La Scala" building houses a museum dedicated to the history not only of the theater, but the theater arts and Italy in general. Collection of exhibits is based on a large private collection, acquired at auction in the early XX century. Among the items on display in the museum you can see the costumes, musical instruments, photographs, personal items and autographs of the actors, and even a few board games that took the audience bored in the theater lobby..