“Carmen” Red & Black Embroidered Shawl
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Carmen Red & Black Embroidered Shawl
Featuring a field of vibrant red flowers, scrolling green vines and taupe leaves on a black background, this exquisite embroidered shawl is reminiscent of the traditional Spanish style worn by the title character in Georges Bizet’s Carmen set in Seville, Spain.
Designed for warmth and comfort, it is made of soft 100% wool and can be worn about the neck or draped over the shoulders in an elegant fashion.
Generous in size, this dramatic piece measures 28” wide x 80” long. The ends are finished in 2 ½” long black fringe.
- Black, red, green and taupe
- 100% wool
- 28” W x 80” L
- Black fringe: 2 ½” L
- Dry-clean only
World premiere: 1887.
Georges Bizet’s original Carmen, takes place in and around Seville, Spain and tells of the downfall of a soldier, Don José, seduced by the wiles of the fiery Carmen. José abandons his sweetheart and his military duties for Carmen, yet loses her love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.
On January 9, 1884, Carmen premiered at the Metropolitan Opera. Thereafter it was quickly incorporated into the Met's regular repertory staging Carmen well-over a thousand times. The Met Opera’s 2023-2024 Season debuts a vital new production of Carmen, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries.
Among the best-known of all operatic arias are Carmen’s “Habanera” from Act 1, sung by the title character and the toreador’s song, “Votre toast” in Act 2, performed by the matador Escamillo.
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I bought this for my opera-loving sister and she always takes it to opera performances now. Very elegant. Also nice if there is a chill in the theater.DenverRetiree, June 2020