La Scala Opera House Opening Night
La Scala is a famous opera house in Milan, Italy. Originally known as the Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala, the theater was inaugurated in 1778. La Scala’s season opens on 7 December on the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, Saint Ambrose. Traditionally, all performances must end before midnight, meaning that longer operas have to start earlier. Although tickets are made available to everyone, the Royal Box is reserved for the elite.