La Scala stage sets inspired by the Orient. The exhibition presents the history of one of the opera house's most significant themes.
[La Scala and the Orient] La Scala stage sets inspired by the Orient. The exhibition presents the history of one of the opera house’s most significant themes: sets depicting the Orient, in a journey through time and space. An itinerary that takes in the mythical places of the Near East, Egypt, India, Russia and the Far East, enables the visitor to admire the productions that have made La Scala great, and to follow their stylistic and technical developments through the centuries. The illustrations document the productions signed by leading set designers and directors: from the work of the Galliari brothers, whose sets inaugurated La Scala in 1778, to the projects by Luciano Damiani and Giorgio Strehler, Ezio Frigerio, Luca Ronconi and Franco Zeffirelli that have marked its recent history.