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Teatrical Museum at the Scala

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Address: Largo Ghiringhelli, 1 | Piazza Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 02 88 79 74 73
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For opera aficionados

For opera aficionados it can be quite interesting, but if you're not interested in costumes, scores, sets, etc... the tour also includes a view of the concert hall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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Fairfax, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Museum is part of La Scala but not necessarily about La Scala so if you are an opera fan who thinks this will illuminate opera, rethink and realign expectations. La Scala is singularly unimpressive on the outside; it is also singularly unimpressive on the inside—at least compared to any number of opera houses in Europe. The chandeliers are pretty... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of this beautiful theatre. The visit includes an opportunity to look inside the auditorium from a box - a magical moment that conjures the spirits of Calls and Toscanini!

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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This museum is dreadful. If you're interested in the history of opera and/or La Scala, unfortunately this place will do nothing to enlighten you. It's simply a random collection of paintings of 18th/19th century opera singers and cheaply-made stage props they likely pulled out of the attic. There is very little background or context given to bring the objects and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Best to come when there's no rehearsal to see the stage and seating unobstructed. Otherwise you're looking at it through a plastic sheeting. It's 7E so we sugget you ask the ticket attendent when it's the best time to view.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I wasn't expecting much out of this small museum but it was very beautiful and something I would highly recommend. We went with a tour guide and she spoke us through all of the paintings and gossip of the time. The paintings and exhibitions were breath-taking and it was so amazing to be in the rooms where countless artists had... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You have to visit this museum if you want to view the opera hall which is great acclaimed. However, you may be disappointed as it may be used for practice and thus not properly lit up. The museum itself is small. Not worth the 6 Euro in my opinion.

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a very small museum but worth visiting. One can see the costumes, books, oil paintings of known opera artists. The small shop adjacent sells cd's, books, bags related to La Scala.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

For opera aficionados it can be quite interesting, but if you're not interested in costumes, scores, sets, etc... the tour also includes a view of the concert hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Many interesting artefacts from past performances. You can view the auditorium from some viewing areas when you go in. There was a rehearsal taking place and we were mesmerised. Doesn't take long to view the museum but it is interesting since it's such an important part of Milan's history. Don't bother with the gift shop - it's overpriced and many... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The theatre "Teatrale alla Scala" is what we wanted to see, we like old theatres and opera houses and they don't all have such a reputation as this has, so many famous stars sing its praises in their biographies so it was on our list to see while in Milan. The tour guide said you have to buy the museum... More 

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