How to transport the noble Scala into modernity without losing its charm

How to transport the noble Scala into modernity without losing its charm

The new website, TV and other reforms of the Milanese theatre. Behind the curtain that opens by its magic, behind the symphonic concerts that evoke past glories, La Scala has become a large modern and global company

They haven't gone to bed early in years. Not even when Covid kept the doors of the Piermarini barred, when shows and audiences were rarefied. The Teatro alla Scala, the Foundation that governs it, the superintendent and artistic director Dominique Meyer who began his mandate in 2020, "in the desert" of the lockdown, all the sectors of a "complex structure", or rather of a large company culture (800 employees, more than half artists), and the technical staff and digital developers: no one has lost a day to complete a series of small and large revolutions of which – as when sitting in the stalls or in the boxes – spectators only enjoy the final effect. But which behind them have an "osmosis" logic, and also some lessons to offer when it comes to cultural management, not always by the way in our country. Revolutions of which the new Torre Botta nearing completion and which will make it possible to reorganize the spaces of all the personnel and the project of the "Magnificent Factory" for the laboratories and warehouses of the Theater in the Lambretta Park in Rubattino will be the visible symbols.

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