La Scala raises the curtain on Google Arts & Culture

Get a front row seat from home!

From May 7, 2020 Teatro alla Scala shares its most precious treasures with audiences around the world through Google Arts & Culture.


If you browse the collection available online, you can - for example - walk around the theatre (you have 69 tours to choose from!) thanks to Street View, go on stage like an opera star, find out all about Luciano Pavarotti's interpretation in "Aida", attend a ballet by Palco Reale, browse the Ansaldo Laboratory, where craftsmen create incredible stages, props and nearly 1,000 costumes each year, including the realization of those designed by famous stylists such as Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. With Art Camera you can even magnify the smallest and finest details of the clothes - from ivory and cabochon golden brocade to black velvet and ruby-mirrored stones - worn by the opera icon Maria Callas.


But then there's all the "back-stage" to explore! You'll be able to browse over 259,000 digitised images from the theatre's archive, including figurines and pages from a rare manuscript edition of Turandot​'s music sheet, or the first complete libretto of Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi. You will also be able to deepen the thought of the artists whose work has graced the stage of the Theatre, including David Hockney and Giorgio De Chirico


Google Arts & Culture puts over a 2,000 museums at your fingertips. It’s your doorway to explore culture in all its diversity, an immersive way to explore art, history, wonders of the world and stories about cultural heritage. With the help of avant-guarde technology and through close collaboration with the museums and cultural institutions involved, everyone can admire spectacular artworks in detail, immerse themselves in new and exciting experiences, such as augmented reality, and learn about historical moments and movements in an interactive way.