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“Gallery Tickets worth the queue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Scala Opera

La Scala Opera
Via Filodrammatici 2, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
39 02 88 791
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Ranked #21 of 372 Attractions in Milan
Type: Operas, Specialty Museums, Theaters & Stadiums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This world-renowned opera house was built in 1778, where many composers wrote and conducted works including such greats as Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Toscanini.
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“Gallery Tickets worth the queue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Standing in line for these tickets is complicated and tedious, but at 13 euro they are a fantastic bargain. I think the tedious process is to deter all but keen opera fans. The seats may not have great sight lines, but stand up - it is quite acceptable - and you have the same experience that others are paying 250 euro for.

Visited January 2013
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“Falstaff - last night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We joined the 1pm queue outside La Scala at 12.30pm to get a number, returning at 5pm to get tickets for the evening show - Bryn Terfel as Falstaff for 13 euros! each!

Seats were provided in the gallery, but I stood with a good view, quite as near the stage as most people paying over 100 euros, which is why we had to keep showing our passports I suppose.

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very good to see the theatre setting up for a show, very old and very beautiful. The costume museum is good.

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“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

It´s a beautiful Opera, is very interesting the exhibitions of costumes and the posters of the premiere, like Aida, Don Giovani

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“Go see Opera at La Scala!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I had the opportunity to see Verdi's Falstaff (it opened at La Scala in 1893) tonight. It was wonderful. But things to know.....
The boxes - close to the stage you really have to bend over the edge to see the stage. DO NOT GET BACK BOX SEATS (3&4) - you will be standing and leaning. Get at least the front ones. However if boxes are empty they may let you in the box if you ask. They don't have to. Definitely dress - however there was everything from slacks to gowns and everything in between. Most are in smart cocktail dresses.

Visited January 2013
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