Young people to enter La Scala with €2 ticket

Young people between 18 and 25 will be able to go to La Scala for two euros starting with the next season at the iconic Milanese opera house, Italian Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli said on Tuesday. The minister made the announcement after meeting with La Scala Superintendent Alexander Pereira, ANSA reported.

“This is an initiative aimed at the new generations who often consider culture with scepticism or because they experience malaise, culture is not a solution but it can help,” Bonisoli said. The plan has been proposed to Italy's other 14 opera foundations and they have all accepted, he added.

Entering the famous La Scala for the price of €2 is more than a gift. Tickets for the first performance of the season, the opera Ernani, on 29 September, are currently on sale for €276 for the best seats in the parterre, while they are between €111 and €31 in the gallery, but those have already sold out. Pereira said that tickets of €2 will be given to 2,200 youngsters this season for 15 operas and 7 ballets.

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