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Met Opera "Turandot" Recycled Material Tote

Item# 10063733


Met Opera "Turandot" Recycled Material Tote

Designed with a cheerful tangerine trellis pattern, our stylish, lightweight tote is ideal for shopping in the city and makes a great companion to a farmer’s market or the beach.

Made of water-resistant polyester, this eco-friendly bag is created from recycled plastic bottles and weighs only 6 ounces.  It also has two large side pockets on the outside and a small space inside, big enough to accommodate a cell phone.

When open, our unique tote expands to a generous size (3.5" W x 16" H) and folds conveniently to a compact (7.5" W x 4.25" D) secured by a faux tan leather snap closure,
embossed with the “Met Opera” logo.

This exclusive, chic tote is inspired by the designs seen in the costumes and sets created for The Met’s production of Puccini’s opera, Turandot.

  • 100% polyester
  • Made of recycled, eco-friendly materials
  • Folded size: 7.5" W x 4.25" D
  • Open size: 3.5" W x 16" H
  • A Met Opera Exclusive
     

Turandot
Puccini’s final opera is an epic fairy tale set in a China of legend,
Featuring a most unusual score with an astounding and innovative use of chorus and orchestra, it is still recognizably Puccini.
The unenviable task of completing the opera’s final scene upon Puccini’s sudden death was left to the composer Franco Alfano. Conductor Arturo Toscanini oversaw Alfano’s contribution and led the world premiere. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, April 1926. Met and U.S. premiere: November 16, 1926.

Composer
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)

Setting
In Gozzi’s play, the original commedia dell’arte characters wandered from Italy to China and were members of the Imperial court. The China of this opera, set in “legendary times,” is a mythical land where the clash of the sexes is drawn in high relief.

Met History
Although the Met presented the American premiere of Turandot in 1926, Puccini’s last work didn’t become an audience favorite until the opening of Cecil Beaton’s 1961 production, which featured Birgit Nilsson and Franco Corelli. Their dynamic (and highly competitive) appearances together helped secure the opera’s box office appeal. The current Franco Zeffirelli production was first seen in 1987 with Eva Marton, Plácido Domingo, and Leona Mitchell.




 

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