Throwback Thursday: New Year's Eve at La Scala with Sleeping Beauty!

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Although it was years ago (before the iPhone), it seems not that is was really not long ago that we traveled to Europe with another couple who were meeting their daughter in Milan.  We flew into Rome and enjoyed the week before Christmas.  We celebrated Christmas on the Amalfi Coast.

 

We then rented as car and meandered via Florence into Milan.  For New Year's Eve, we and bought tickets at La Scala, the famed theatre and opera house. pictured above.  We enjoyed watching the Milan ballet company perform Sleeping Beauty, a ballet in three acts, written by Tchaikovsky.  After the performance, we enjoyed a late supper and wished all a very Happy New Year.

 

Wishing you all a delightful New Year's Eve, followed by a great New Year!  

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - that must have been quite an experience in that famed opera house.

Dec 26, 2019 07:19 AM #10
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Hello Alexandra and Ron - what a nice memory as you meandered about...I felt as if I was a passenger on the journey...virtually at least.  Thanks for the ride(trip).  

Dec 26, 2019 07:33 AM #11
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Barbara Todaro we will be at home, we rarely go out on New Year's Eve.  If we do go to a friend's home, we stay the night there.  It is known as Amateur's Night, the food is pre-fab in restaurants, and too many drink and drive personnel are out.  Besides, we are in bed before midnight.  A

Dec 26, 2019 08:11 AM #12
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Maria Gilda Racelis the roads as I recall were fine.  We rented a solid Beamer for the four of us, and the steering on that car is great...A

Dec 26, 2019 08:12 AM #13
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Sharon Lee My photo of La Scala is from this May trip.  After the performance we saw the theatre was closed for 10 years for rehabbing.  Funny thing from the aesthetics, there was no change, it was all equipment and stage work as well as structural and accoustics. A

Dec 26, 2019 08:14 AM #14
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Wayne Martin We love it too.  The town closed Christmas Eve at noon,and  we were warned that there would be no food service that evening.  We had a large terrace by the two rooms, and we walked to town and shopped for dinner.  It was a glorious warm night, and we saw fireworks at midnight announcing that Christ was born...A

Dec 26, 2019 08:17 AM #15
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Roy Kelley we had a great time, and an adventure.  I had not thought it until recently.  A

Dec 26, 2019 08:18 AM #16
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Wow Ron and Alexandra,  What a way to spend a trip  for sure.  I hope you have big plans this New Year Eve.

Dec 26, 2019 08:18 AM #17
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Brian England one of the agents I know has a degree in Opera.  She among other things volunteers at the Opera House, and works with the donors...talk about instant listings for her and incredible sphere...the more you know, the more likely you are to attract those who have similar interests.  A

Dec 26, 2019 08:20 AM #18
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That would be a tough New Year's Eve to duplicate. I'm guessing it was a pretty amazing experience.  The fireworks must have been a treat too. 

Dec 26, 2019 08:21 AM #19
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Nina Hollander when we lived in Los Angeles, we had annual ticket to Dance Performances.  We saw the Bolshoi, the Kirov, and the Moiseyev which sticks in my memory for their incredible staging.  

We saw Nureyev, Margot Fontaine, and my fave Baryshnikov leaping!

The lead female dancer was amazing, it looked like she was floating on stage, and the choreagraphy was superb...A

Dec 26, 2019 08:24 AM #20
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD that it way, and I would do it again if the opportunity arose.  Christmas in Italy was so different.  Every little neighborhood or village had their own distinctive decoration.  A definite treat for the eyes.  A

Dec 26, 2019 10:06 AM #21
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Thank you, I just thought of it because the daugher who 20 at the time, has 3 children.  We attended her wedding in Nice.  Time flies...A

Dec 26, 2019 10:09 AM #22
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Sheila Anderson it is quite a place both Ron and I have been there3 times together and I was there with my mother and her friend a 4th time.  There is a majesty and grandeur that you feel entering the opera.  I have sat on the floor, and way up in the nose bleed section for a $5 ticket, now $10.  Those on top know every note and follow the score, and are rabid about being there.  The bottom seats are best.  A

Dec 26, 2019 10:13 AM #23
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Grant Schneider it is well worth seeing, and for those who don't like ballet, opera, the La Scala Museum is worth a visit.  A

Dec 26, 2019 10:14 AM #24
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Will Hamm our tradition is Alaska King Crab legs with a fine bottle of bubbly, then we are in bed by just after the ball falls in New York City...LOL

Dec 26, 2019 10:15 AM #25
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Michael Jacobs that was quite a trip. It was interesting in seeing an intimate part of Italy, one that tourists rarely saw at least in those days.  A

Dec 26, 2019 10:17 AM #26
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Hi Ron and Alexandra- Your New Year's Eve sounds like something out of a beautiful fairy tale. What an experience!!!!!! 

Dec 26, 2019 12:34 PM #27
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Kathy Streib our life has always focused on experiences, we would rather spend our money on that than stuff.  My father always said that stuff gets old or sits in a safety deposit box, but experiences educate and never get old...A

Dec 26, 2019 01:28 PM #28
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Morning again Alexandra.

I would like to go and see that building.  My wife and I would love it.  

Dec 27, 2019 01:29 AM #29
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