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"La Bohème" Bracelet

Item# 400000028736

This beautiful sterling silver band, formed into one continuous surface of a Möbius strip, is finely engraved with the words of Puccini's beautiful aria, "Mi chiamo Mimi" ("They call me Mimi").

 The elliptical shape sits comfortably about the hand, while the form itself displays unusual geometric properties.

The shape is known as a Möbius strip, after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius [1790-1868]. It represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it became accepted as a symbol for infinity, an appropriate and symbolic form for these memorable inscriptions.

Ellipse: 2 13/16" x 2 1/12" [72mm x 64mm]
Width: 3/16"- 5/16" [5 - 8mm]

La Bohème
The passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys
and sorrows of love and loss. World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900.

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

The libretto sets the action in Paris, circa 1830. This is not a random setting, but rather reflects the issues and concerns of a particular time when, following the upheavals of revolution and war, French artists had lost their traditional support base of aristocracy and church. The story centers on self-conscious youth at odds with mainstream society—a Bohemian ambience that is clearly recognizable in any modern urban center.

Met History
With more than 1200 performances, La Bohème is the most frequently staged opera at the Met.


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