“Madama Butterfly” Musical Notes Scarf

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Madama Butterfly Musical Notes Scarf

Designed exclusively for the Met Opera Shop by artist Julie Anna Lewis, this exquisite silk satin scarf takes its inspiration from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly .

The title heroine—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera.

Set against layers of rich, painterly colors, Lewis portrays wings of origami butterflies imprinted with a sheet music design featuring “Un bel dì,” Cio-Cio-San’s famous aria from the second act. Puccini’s signature adds the final accent.

Our wearable piece of art is a stand-out accessory for daytime or evening attire. Measures 20” wide x 72” long.

The Met’s brilliant production of Madama Butterfly captures the lyric beauty of Giacomo Puccini’s timeless score.

  • A Met Opera Shop Exclusive
  • Multi-color
  • 100% silk satin
  • Hand-printed
  • 20” W x 72” L
  • Dry-clean or hand-wash in cold water & mild soap. Hang dry.
  • Designed in USA
  • ©2019 Julie Anna Lewis, Lewis Design Studio, Inc.

History

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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