I'm waking up to answer a couple of more QQs that were posted on the thread; the PMs have been answered privately.
Bingham - I'd love to see the POB La Source
but alas it's too soon after Raymonda
...a little stretch of the budget. La Source
is supposed to be headed to cinemas on November 4 with a DVD soon after...and POB has been quite fast in issuing the DVDs, a-la Petite Danseuse de Degas
. Not the same as being there live, though.
Eric - re. the souvenir book, perhaps it can be ordered through the La Scala online shop? http://www.lascalashop.it/index.asp
I saw many past souvenir books of operas and ballets in the actual La Scala Shop withn the theater so I am guessing that the online shop also offers these? Warning: the cost of postage may make it pricey, as these programmes are quite heavy! The book may cost 10 Euros but I'm afraid to guess on the postage.
Here is some contact info for the shop. Perhaps they could help you acquire it even if it is not specifically listed in the online catalog.
•Publishing issues and books catalogue:
•Customer Service, news and events organized at the shop: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE AND FAX
tel. (+39) 02.43.43.59.01
•La Scala Shop ( the store): tel. (+39) 02.45.48.32.57 all of the staff who I met at the sales desk speak English & other languages...and they are super nice!
•Skira Classica S.r.l. Via Matteo Bandello 6 - 20123 Milano
ACTUAL STORE ADDRESS
Store at Teatro alla Scala in Milan
Milano, Largo Ghiringhelli (Piazza della Scala)
Opening days (daytime): From Monday to Sunday
Opening hours (daytime): from 10:30am to 7:30pm
Opening hours (evening): on evenings when there is a performance in the theatre, the store is only open to audience members