La Scala oper house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and is still recognised as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. La Scala was originally illuminated with 84 oil lamps mounted on the palcoscenico and another thousand in the rest of theatre. To prevent the risks of fire, several rooms were filled with hundreds of water buckets. In time, oil lamps were replaced by gas lamps, these in turn were replaced by electric lights in 1883.
Teatro alla Scala Milan, Italy Milan’s Teatro alla Scala is perhaps the most famous opera house in the world, the one most associated with “opera.” Built in 1778 with four tiers with separate loges, it is the home of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi. One of La Scala’s most ingenious features is the concave channel under the wooden floor of the orchestra; this is credited with giving the theater superb acoustics. (National Geographic Ranking #1)
La Scala - Milan - This world renowned opera house has been hosting performances since the late 18th Century. Its impressive exterior is overshadowed by the décor and acoustics that are found inside. The ideal way to visit this theater would be during a performance. If that is not possible, you can take one of the regular tours around the facility.