In the history of the opera there is no other opera house, just as revered, as is often copied, as frequently mentioned as a benchmark for comparison, as the 'La Scala'. But the 'La Scala' – this is not only a beautiful place for opera productions, it is the symbol of the opera – Italian opera. Because the opening in 1946, the restored theater, which was destroyed during the bombing in 1943, was perhaps the most impressive sign of overcoming the consequences of catastrophe of the Second World War. Until the end of the xviii century on the stage of 'La Rock' also raises the dramatic performances, and only at the beginning of the xix century the theater was very operatic. In 1812, on its stage premiere of the opera was Rossini's' Trial stone ', marked the beginning of Rossini's period in the history of the theater. With 30 years of xix century history 'La Scala' is connected with the works of Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi.
In the second half of the xix century the way to the stage 'La Scala' opera are masterpieces Foreign composers. For the first time in Italy were put 'Faust' by Gounod, 'Nuremberg Meistersingers',' Siegfried ',' Parsifal 'Wagner's' Eugene Onegin' and 'Queen of Spades "by Tchaikovsky,' Boris Godunov 'and' 'M. Mussorgsky. Concert season at 'La Scala' lasts from December to June (autumn on its stage conducted symphony concerts). Special solemnity characterized the opening of the season. It is always Dec. 7 – the day of St. Ambrose, St. patron saint of Milan.