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Monthly Archives: December 2018

  1. La Scala Theatre - History of the Opera House in Milan
    10
    Dec

    La Scala Theatre - History of the Opera House in Milan

    Like a mythological creature, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan rose from the ashes of a fire, in a sacred place. At the end of the XVIII century, the largest theatre in Milan, the Regio Ducale opera house, was burnt to the ground, and the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria ordered the construction of a new theatre, the largest and more modern opera house that had ever existed.

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  2. Rome Opera House - Costanzi, hungry and foolish
    10
    Dec

    Rome Opera House - Costanzi, hungry and foolish

    Even before Rome became the capital city of the Kingdom of Italy, the first stone of the Opera House was laid, in an area of the city that was still quite isolated. The construction of railways and of the large architectural work of the theatre near the new train station highly contributed to turn the area into one of the most vibrant districts of the city, as it is today.

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