The Blue Bolero Jacket

Price: $345.00 / $276.00 Members: $248.40


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Description

The Blue Bolero Jacket

This sophisticated blue jacket features a round collar, deep pockets, and ¾-length sleeves with pleated cuffs for added drama. Richard Tsao’s signature jackets are fully lined and tailor-made from handwoven Thai silk. A light shoulder pad adds dimension while the cut is eased at the hips for a flattering fit.

  • Royal blue
  • Handwoven Thai silk
  • ¾ length sleeves
  • Pleated cuffs
  • Light shoulder pads
  • Full lining
  • 2 pockets
  • Tailor-made in Thailand

History

Carmen

Georges Bizet’s Carmen, which takes place in and around Seville, Spain tells of the downfall of a soldier, Don José, seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his sweetheart and his military duties for Carmen, yet loses her love to the glamorous matador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage.

Among the best-known of all operatic arias are Carmen’s “Habanera” from Act 1, sung by the title character and the toreador’s song, “Votre toast” in Act 2, performed by the matador Escamillo.  

On January 9, 1884, Carmen was given its first Metropolitan Opera performance. Thereafter it was quickly incorporated into the Met's regular repertory. By the beginning of its 2018/2019 season the Met had performed Carmen well-over a thousand times.

Though the March 3rd,1875 world premiere at the Opéra Comique in Paris was a scandal, Carmen, soon became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. Three months after its 33rd performance, Bizet died suddenly at the age of 37 never knowing how immensely popular Carmen would become.

 

 

 

 

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