Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Dating from 1778, one of the world's oldest and most famous theaters now opens its doors to everyone

An orchestra in your living room

From their home to yours

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Step on stage

Take a Tour of La Scala Stage and Auditorium

Did you know that horses used to parade the theater?

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse

Explore the bits you don't normally get to see at La Scala Theater

Explore through color

From purple-hued performances to green gowns

The curtain lifts

Top 5 Scala Performances of All Time

Verdi, Salieri, Paganini, and more!

Who wrote the first opera performed at La Scala?
Salieri

How to make an opera

What goes into making it happen?

Zoom into the music

Compositions and operatic scores from Beethoven, Mozart, Rossini and Verdi and more

The Manuscript Archive

From an unknown composition by Mozart to Paganini's will

Who out of this list did NOT have their debut at La Scala?
Andrea Bocelli

From sketch to stitch

The drawings behind some La Scala's best costume designs

8 Beautiful and Intricate Costume Designs

The figurines behind the frocks

A peek into the workshop

Take a sneak peek of the Caramba Pavilion where tailors creates and readapt the iconic costumes

More posters

Which artist made the set for The Rake's Progress?
David Hockney
The Rake's Progress
How many seats does La Scala have?
2,000
Don Giovanni

An architectural marvel

Explore some of the most interesting spots at La Scala Theater

The Chameleon Theater

Red velvet, winged chariots, and... Austrian spies

Explore La Scala Through Time

Did you know that box owners were originally allowed to decorate them to their own taste?

Always look at the bright side

La Scala shines even away from the spotlight

See La Scala's full collection

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