Teatro Lirico, Milano

The renovation works at Teatro Lirico in Milan have been delayed, according to Italian media. The theatre is closed since 1998 and was scheduled to reopen by the end of 2016. The interior had been heavily damaged when protesting students occupied the theatre in 2014. Now, the mayor told the press, it would reopen in summer 2017. Renovation works are expected to cost 16,5 million Euros. The city of Milan plans a multidisciplinary program for the new Lirico.

Teatro Lirico was built in 1779, one year after the Scala. Famous singers have sung in that opera house, sometimes called the Scala’s little sister, among them Enrico Caruso. The hall has room for 1.500 seats.

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