The closing years of the 19th century were, for Europe, a period of profound change. Not even the Teatro alla Scala could ignore this time of upheaval. Rooms 7 and 8 are dedicated to some of the protagonists of those turbulent years.

Arturo Toscanini, the conductor and innovator of the modern Scala. Eleonora Duse,  the restless protagonist of the Italian stage. Giacomo Puccini, the new man of Italian opera, who wrote Edgar, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot for La Scala. Finally, Maria  Callas, the unforgettable voice of the twentieth century.