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Museo Teatrale alla Scala, Milan

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  • I visited this museum that albeit modest in size, allows views of the theatre which alone is worth the price paid. Also of interest is the section dedicated to Toscanini. Not to be missed!
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  • A rough guess is 5 rooms, in which it is possible to observe mostly paintings depicting artists that have shaped the history of the scale. Some ancient musical instrument Better go with a guide that helps the inexperienced (like me) to appreciate it all. If there are no shows you can enter inside the theater, perhaps the most memorable thing of the visit
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  • We went back after many years, twice in a month (I have the discount card for Museums, then, before free!) since I wanted to see the exhibitions dedicated to Madame Butterfly and Arturo Toscanini. And as far as satisfied, I have some misgivings about the Organization of the Museum is to both exhibitions. Posters of past performances (suggestive) accompany the Museum, which is full of memorabilia related to the history of the theatre (stage costumes, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures of composers and performers, ...) displayed in a dozen beautiful, elegant rooms, with walls hung with different colored silks, adorned with marbles, columns, crystal chandeliers, mirrors. The Museum, however, is not particularly well organized, because a descriptive Panel in each room is not sufficient to appreciate the many things exposed and almost stacked: shame! At the moment there is audio guide, which would be very important to know the history of memorabilia on display: what had been prepared for Expo, is no longer available and the smartphone app is still in preparation. Moral: If you don't go with a guided tour, you must arrange, bargain ... nudging: the presence of groups of visitors, in fact, makes it even harder to the visit by an individual, because twenty people in a Hall (and the rooms are all quite small) fill it to the point that you can't see much. The exhibitions are organised in the rooms upstairs, are interesting, but not exciting, for different reasons:-the exhibition "Madame Butterfly, the Orient found" was nice and interesting, but very quiet (only one station to listen to different versions of "Un bel di vedremo"!); for the rest, sets and costumes to document the four historical productions, starting with the premiere of the 1904 through 1925 and 1951 editions up to that of 1985; -the exhibition "Arturo Toscanini. The life and the myth of an immortal "master, open until June 4, is divided into four sections (the music, scale, fame, life) that return some aspects of the life and work of the most celebrated conductor ever. I came out of the view a bit perplexed and even a bit disappointed for several reasons: there are not many photos (belle) and are reproduced on large panels that also serve to delimit the sections of the exhibition; the video is very interesting because it provides useful information, but it comes at the end of the path, while it would be more useful at the beginning; the music is almost inaudible because the diffuse (non-closed) is intertwined and overlaps with that proposed in the headphones. Overall, an exhibition that gives only a rough idea, somewhat superficial who did Toscanini! N.B. The Museum offers the opportunity to access the Reduced Toscanini (a memorable!) and get into a stage to throw an eye inside the theater (perhaps the most important and the most beautiful in the world): priceless added value, for those who have never been to an opera or concert!
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  • This place is great especially if you are planning trip to The Alla Scala later. It creates great context and develops an understanding of history and important individuals who contributed to Opera. Stuff is very very friendly and helpful. Audio tour can use some upgrading. And entire user experience should be redesigned and improved because there is a lot of room for improvement. I think that museum significantly underutilizing it's exhibition, assets and rich history. I have been to Museum of Opera in Madrid and they definitely do much better job of utilizing less.
  • This museum really needs more interpretation (in English). Oddly it completely lacks video and audio content that could bring the museum and its history to life. Still I was happy to look into la scala themselves and see a set change.
  • A few props and costumes to see plus a glimpse of the theatre. Supercilious staff.
  • Amazing museum
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