What was the first opera performed at La Scala?
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La Scala: 15 facts about the great Milan opera house
3. What was the first opera performed at La Scala?
La Scala opened its doors for the first time with a production of 'L'Europa riconosciuta' (Europe revealed) by Mozart's so-called nemesis, Salieri (pictured). The opera didn’t get another hearing at La Scala until December 2004, when it was chosen to re-open the theatre - conducted by Riccardo Muti - after three years of renovations.