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"Anna Bolena" Pearl Necklace with Portrait

Item# 1000008135

This gorgeous handmade pearl necklace, designed exclusively for The Met Opera Shop by jewelry designer Jill Schwartz, features a sepia tone image of Anna Bolena from a classic 16th century painting on the center pendant. The pendant is surrounded with fresh water pearls, vintage Chinese glass, and antique gold plate. Adjustable length from 26.5-27.5"

Anna Bolena premiered at Milan’s Teatro Carcano in 1830, and was Donizetti’s first great international success. David McVicar, who created the Met’s new production of Anna Bolena, says of the work: “Donizetti takes the bel canto form and explores every possible dramatic opportunity within it. The lynchpin of the story is Anna Bolena’s inability to provide Henry VIII with the male heir that he craves. And, of course, to be a wife of Henry VII is to risk as much as you gain.”

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