“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


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History

Carmen

Georges Bizet’s Carmen, which takes place in and around Seville, Spain tells of the downfall of a soldier, Don José, seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy, 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.

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.  

On January 9, 1884, Carmen was given its first Metropolitan Opera performance. Thereafter it was quickly incorporated into the Met's regular repertory. By the beginning of its 2018/2019 season the Met had performed Carmen well-over a thousand times.

Though the March 3rd,1875 world premiere at the Opéra Comique in Paris was a scandal, Carmen, soon became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. Three months after its 33rd performance, Bizet died suddenly at the age of 37 never knowing how immensely popular Carmen would become.

 

 

 

 

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Elegant and charming

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
Familiarity: Age Range: 65 and up

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