Erté Leopard Stud Earrings
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Erté Leopard Stud Earrings (1” diameter)
Finished in a rich patina of 22K gold leaf, these chic, disc-shaped earrings feature a dramatic Erté print of an elegant leopard on a black background.
They are embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals and meticulously
handcrafted by skilled artisans. Made with surgical steel posts.
Touted as a mirror of fashion for 75 years, Erté was one of the foremost costume and stage designers of the early twentieth century. These striking earrings inspired by Erté’s genius artistry are reminiscent of the many enchanting costume and set designs seen at the Metropolitan Opera.
- 22K gold leaf
- Swarovski crystals
- 1` disc
- Surgical steel posts
- Made in USA
Animals in the Opera
From Aida to Carmen, from Die Zauberflöte to the Ring cycle—animals both real and mythological have been seen on the operatic stage for centuries.
Horses, donkeys, bears, elephants, birds, dragons, and many others are featured as minor, and sometimes major, characters in operas performed all over the world. In the Met’s first season at Lincoln Center in 1966–67, goats and a camel were seen in the world premiere of Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra.
More recently, horses have graced the stage in La Fanciulla del West, among others, a mule appeared in Pagliacci, and a pair of Irish Wolfhounds starred in Lucia di Lammermoor. Audience favorite Sir Gabriel the Donkey has had recurring roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Bohème.
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