Why is La Scala so famous?
What type of music is performed at La Scala Italy?
The stage of La Scala has not only provided a home to opera and ballet. The virtuoso violinist Paganini made his debut there in November 1813.
What is the La Scala?
La Scala, in full Teatro alla Scala (Italian: “Theatre at the Stairway”), theatre in Milan, one of the principal opera houses of the world and the leading Italian house. Built in 1776–78 by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria (whose country then ruled Milan), it replaced an earlier theatre that had burned.
What does Scala mean in music?
The word 'scala' just means 'staircase'. The theatre was built on the site of the church of Santa Maria della Scala – Holy Mary of the Staircase.