Anyway, back on track. I don’t think it is mentioned in this blog but I majored in theater at Kansas State University with an emphasis in costume design. It has really hit me hard my 3 years in Spain that there isn’t much theater around for me to get involved in. All theater people know that its kind of like a drug that’s really hard to give up.
My father used to work in Milan when I was really young, so before planning our trip I sent him an email asking what I should make sure to see. He smartly mentioned Milan’s most famous theater, which is famous for opera, Teatro alla Scala.
I was super excited to finally be able to see a performance! But, unfortunately, like most things in Milan it was closed in August. Boo.
|Old posters leading up to the theater lobby|
Luckily, the museum was still open, and since no performances were going on we were able to peak our heads into the beautiful theater. (Pictures weren't allowed, but I was trying to be sneaky, so please excuse the weird angles!)
|This is the lobby! Beautiful!|
|Franz Liszt's piano. Still played for very special occasions.|
|Portrait of Maria Callas. One of if not the most famous opera singers.|
The tomb is just west of the city center in Piazza Buonarroti which you will notice right away because there is a HUGE statue of Verdi in the middle of the piazza.
|Casa di Riposo per Musicisti Giuseppe Verdi|
|Leading up to the tomb|