La Scala. A New Theatre in Paris?
This week a new 550 seat theatre, La Scala is opening in the traditional theatre district of Paris. It has been privately developed by Mélanie and Frédéric Biessy and dedicated to the performing arts, music and visual arts featuring both French creations and international. However it is a theatre more than 200 years in the making. Visiting Paris each year I have watched its growth for it is in the basement of our apartment building at 13 Boulevard de Strasbourg. This in brief is it story in three parts.