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Post-Operative "La Bohème" Tote Bag

Item# 1000005336

Pop art becomes "op art" in this colorful (and hilarious!) cotton tote bag.  Our cotton tote features "post-opera" conversations in a clever parody of old fashioned comic strips:

"Why did Mimi have to die??"
"Oh Bob, It just wouldn't be La Bohème if she didn't!"

Lightweight and lighthearted, it's the perfect bag for errands, shopping, and trips around town.

  • 15.5" high by 13.5" wide
  • 22" woven cotton straps
  • Graphic printed on front,  solid red back with Metropolitan Opera logo
  • A Met Opera Shop exclusive

One of the most popular operas of all time, Puccini’s La Bohème premiered at Turin’s Teatro Regino in 1896. The work, renowned for its beautiful arias and emotional intensity, opens in the Parisian garret of a group of young artists and writers. This is where the poet Rodolfo meets his neighbor Mimì, who knocks on the door and asks to borrow a candle. Thus begins a fateful – and unforgettable – relationship as the two struggle to sustain their love against the challenges of poverty, jealousy and physical decline.

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