"Madama Butterfly" Red Silk Scarf
Madama Butterfly Red Silk Scarf
Created exclusively for the Met, our elegant and colorful silkscreened scarf is an original design by artist, Nadia Roden.
Charming and sophisticated, each piece depicts whimsical illustrations of Japanese fans as seen in costumes found in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Made of silk charmeuse with hand–rolled hems, it features red, magenta and pink fans on a raspberry background.
- Available in raspberry, yellow and dark blue
- 100% silk charmeuse
- Hand–rolled hems
- 12 ” x 60”, Oblong
- Designed in USA
- Dry–clean only
- A Met Opera Exclusive
The title character of Madama Butterfly—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. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904. Met premiere: February 11, 1907.
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
The opera takes place in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki at the turn of the last century, at a time of expanding American international presence.
In 1907, Giacomo Puccini came to the United States for the first time for the Met premiere of Madama Butterfly. Geraldine Farrar sang the title role, and her 139 appearances in this opera remain a Met record.
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