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Don Carlo Pillow

Item# 1000005593


These witty, limited edition pillows created exclusively for the Metropolitan Opera by designer Marianne van Ooij are the perfect gift for all opera lovers. Inspired by the seven new productions of the 2010-11 season, each hand-sewn pillow features white silk screened images on heavy-weight, textured black cotton.

  • Pillows are backed in richly colored 100% cotton velvet
  • Stuffing is 100% hypoallergenic polyester
  • Size: 11x14"  
  • Back Color: Purple

Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo

Verdi’s longest and most ambitious opera is a powerful epic of love and politics set in France and Spain at the height of the Inquisition. The score combines intimate solos and ensembles with grand choral scenes, most notably the monumental auto-da-fé that ends Act III. Following its 1867 premiere in Paris (sung in French as Don Carlos), the composer revised the opera several times over a period of almost 20 years. Nicholas Hytner’s Met production, first seen in 2010, presents Don Carlo in its original five acts, sung in Italian.

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