La Scala

    • Bulgarian soprano earns a place in La Scala's academy

      Bulgarian soprano earns a place in La Scala's academy

      Bulgarian soprano Alexandrina Mihailova has outdone in three rounds 430 other candidates to earn a spot among the winners of La Scala's competition for rising opera singers, held in Milan. A jury chaired by the director of the opera theatre, Dominique Meyer, selected 10 young talents to study at La Scala Academy over the next two years. Raina Kabaivanska, whose long and illustrious international career began with La Scala, won that very competition in 1960.

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    • La Scala opera house reopens to public after six months of silence

      La Scala opera house reopens to public after six months of silence

      Milan's mythical La Scala opera house erupted into huge applause on Monday to hail a stirring performance at its triumphant reopening after six months of silence imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, AFP reported. The performance came a day before the 75th anniversary of a historic concert in 1946 that celebrated the postwar reopening of La Scala which had been bombed three years earlier and rebuilt.

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    • La Scala will return controversial Saudi funding

      La Scala will return controversial Saudi funding

      La Scala will give back to Saudi investors over three million euros paid on condition of getting a member on the board of the iconic Milanese opera house, Milan Mayor and La Scala President Giuseppe Sala announced on Monday. "Back to square one. We'll return the money to the Saudis," Sala said, adding that the board had voted "unanimously" to refund over €3 million received so far.

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