"Madama Butterfly" Metropolitan Opera Poster
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Madama Butterfly Metropolitan Opera Poster
Bold and colorful, this is an archival quality reproduction of the original 1978 image designed by the late artist, Larry Rivers, for the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Size: 24" X 30.5"
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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