"Madama Butterfly" Matchbox

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Madama Butterfly Matchbox

This classic slide matchbox features the art print reproduction of Riccordi`s magnificent turn-of-the-century poster design for Madama Butterfly. It holds 100 blue-tipped wooden matches. A strike area runs the length of one side. The plastic box can be refilled or reused once the matches are all gone.

An ideal gift for lovers of great music like that heard year-round at the Metropolitan Opera.

  • Black & multicolor box
  • Plastic
  • Size: 3` W x 1.5` H x 5` L
  • 100 blue-tipped wooden matches
  • Made in USA



Puccini’s original version of Madama Butterfly premiered at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in 1904. The composer was inspired to write an opera about a tragic love between a young Japanese geisha and an American Navy officer after seeing David Belasco’s play by the same name performed in London in June 1900. Puccini’s score includes many Japanese folk melodies, and is one of his most sweeping and sophisticated. It remains one of the world’s most popular operas.

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