On Air Now
Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
This image appears in the gallery:
La Scala Milan: 15 facts about the great opera house
Bellini's opera Norma was first produced at La Scala on 26 December 1831. It is generally regarded as the supreme height of the bel canto tradition. The aria, Casta diva is one of the most famous of all arias.