Milan opera, ballet, and classical music performances are held at La Scala, the world's premiere theater. Each year, the opera season at La Scala opens to an audience of royalty, dignitaries and celebrities.
Opening the season at La Scala, Puccini's opera combines cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, with colorful costumes and sets.
December 7, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Myung-Whun Chung conducts the five-act opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi.
January 17 - February 12, 2017
La traviata, an opera in three acts by Verdi set in Paris in the 19th century, is the story of a beautiful courtesan who falls in love, but meets an unfortunate end.
February 28 - March 14, 2017
Romeo and Juliet
American dancer Misty Copeland and Roberto Bolle will open the new ballet season at La Scala on December 20.
December 20, 2016 - January 19, 2017
The Corps de Ballet of La Scala honors the Ballets Russes with works of Stravinsky, Diaghilev, Nijinsky, and Fokine that ushered in a new direction in the history of ballet.
February 11 - March 1, 2017
La Valse/Symphony in C/Scheherazade
The ballet company of La Scala performs to music of Nikolaij Rimskij-Korsakov and Maurice Ravel as well as Georges Bizet in Balanchine's Sympony in C.
April 19 - May 13, 2017