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Tickets to Teatro alla Scala di Milano

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Papageno, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Papageno

    Papageno New Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    Hi everybody,

    I have just bought tickets to the opera at Teatro alla Scala di Milano, in Italy, so I need to know how should I be dressed for that occasion. In my country (I am from South America), if you go to the opera you just need a tie and a jacket. Never a tuxedo, and not even a black suit with black tie, unless you want to look over dressed.
    But this is Milano, not South America! I am attending to the premier of Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), a four days opera cycle composed by Richard Wagner, and my seats are in a box in the second level.
    What should I wear?
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Washington, DC
    When I went to La Scala everyone was in suit and tie, but absolutely no tuxedos. An opening night might be different, but I remember asking someone who said it was not. Unfortunately I can't remember who this was so I don't know how reliable that is. But certainly you can wear a suit and tie and not worry about being underdressed.
  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Venezia, Italy
    Suit and tie should be fine - it is at the Fenice here anyway, even for the Royal Box.
  4. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    New York

    I was at Don Giovani last year for opening night and it was about 75% tuxedo, 25% suit. Women were in their finest, men were dressed head to toe and it was one of the best renditions that I've ever seen.

    Papageno - if you have a tuxedo, wear it. If you don't, wear evening appropriate clothing and make sure to look your best.

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