The Royal Ducal Theater was the heart of opera in Milan, so when it burned on Feb. 26, 1776, Empress Maria Theresa spearheaded its replacement. The new theater, Teatro alla Scala, or La Scala Opera House, became home to some of the opera world's most notable composers. It's still in use today, after a massive renovation project that went on from 2002 to 2004.
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Episode link: The La Scala Opera House
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