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Teatro alla Scala
Teatro alla ScalaThe world's most famous opera house. Founded in 1776 to replace a previous theatre destroyed by fire, La Scala was designed by the great neoclassical architect Giuseppe Piermarini and opened on August 3, 1778 with Antonio Salieri's opera "Europa Riconosciuta." In 1839 the first opera by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was performed. He soon became the composer whose name is linked more than any other with the history of La Scala. Year after year, visitors come to La Scala to experience not only the superb performances onstage, but also the exquisite atmosphere of Milan's musical jewel.
Serate MusicaliFor nearly 40 years, Serate Musicali has been winning over the Milanese public with its high quality programs and world-class artists. Each season brings in stars of the international scene, like Gil Shaham, Andras Schiff, and Antonio Pappano. In addition, Serate Musicali also plays host to new discoveries, of which some have moved on to become international stars themselves, like Hilary Hahn. Many performances take place at the 'Sala Verdi', renowned throughout Europe for the quality of its acoustics. The 2013 season includes an homage to Debussy and Wagner, Bach and Brahms cycles, space for Schumann and Mendelssohn, and three centuries worth of 'Seasons', from Vivaldi to Glass. Enjoy everything from chamber music to symphonies. A great variety with great musical quality!