A warm summer evening. A ticket to see the orchestra in Milan. A last item checked off of the “To Do” list.
Last night, I made my second visit to Teatro all Scala, the world famous opera house, to listen to the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti, they performed Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 in B flat min. Op. 23 with Alexander Toradze on piano, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat maj. Op. 100.
I stressed a bit about what to wear, even though I know people show up in everything from jeans to floor length formal gowns. I settled on a skirt, digging out some nylons and my spikiest of heels. It is Milan, after all.
I found my seat on the main floor, fifth row, on the right.
I watched the boxes slowly fill, and captured some of the details of this historic opera house.