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La Scala (Teatro alla Scala) is a world renowned opera house in Milan.
The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre at La Scala (Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala).
The premiere performance was Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta. Today the theatre is recognized as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world and is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy (Accademia Teatro alla Scala), which offers professional training in music, dance, stage craft and stage management.
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