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The La Scala Opera House

The La Scala Opera House History of the theatre The La Scala opera house owns its name to the church of Santa Maria alla Scala which used to stand where the theatre is nowadays. Its origin dates back to 1776 when a group of wealthy Milanese people insistently asked to the Austrian rulers of Milan to have a new theatre since the old one was destroyed by a fire. This appeal was upheld by the Empress Maria Theresa, who commissioned to the architect Piermarini the construction of the new theater. The costs for the construction of the La Scala  were…