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La Scala Theater Chorus

In 1776 Milan’s Regio Ducal Teatro, built-in 1717, burnt down. Empress Maria Theresa of Austria commanded function to begin simultaneously on the grand new movie theater. Giuseppe Piermarini designed the building, constructed in the vacant site of a vintage church known as Santa Maria della Scala (called after noblewoman Beatrice …

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