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06 Dec 2005

La Scala Curtain Rises on More Than a New Season

la_scala_small.jpgBy REUTERS [6 December 2005]

MILAN (Reuters) - When the curtain rises at La Scala on Wednesday, it will unveil not just a new season but a new future for Milan's famed opera house.

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