"Madama Butterfly" Poured Glass Clip-On Earring

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Item: 10072487


Madama Butterfly Poured Glass Clip-On Earring

These magnificent, wing-shaped glass earrings were curated especially for the Met Opera’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and fabricated using the poured glass technique. Poured glass jewelry, also known as pâte de verre, was created in France in the late 1800s and has been used by almost all the great fashion houses. It takes many hours to create just one piece, but the result is truly elegant.    

The 24K gold-plated earrings are made with Italian glass in various colors and feature clip backs.

A Met Opera Shop Exclusive

  • Available in turquoise, bubble gum pink, bright yellow, or opaque cherry red
  • Italian poured glass
  • 24K gold-plated copper & brass
  • Clip back
  • 1” W x 2.25” H
  • Clean with soft, damp cloth
  • Store in soft material or tissue when not in use
  • Moans for the Met Opera
  • Made in the USA

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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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