"Tosca" St. Michael’s Wings Brooch

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Tosca St. Michael’s Wings Brooch

In Act III of Puccini’s Tosca, Cavaradossi awaits his execution in the
Castel Sant’Angelo where Tosca leaps from the battlements to her death. Looming above the castle is the statue of St. Michael, featured prominently in the dramatic sets created for the Met’s critically acclaimed production of this venerated opera.

Handmade in the image of the winged Archangel Michael, our exquisite brooch
Is fashioned from black diamonds and jet rhinestones set in black metal plating over brass.

Measuring 5 ½” W x 1 ½” H, it is substantial in weight and has a heavy duty bar pin back.

The attached tag, which reads, “MOANS for The Met Opera” certifies that each unique piece is a Met Opera Shop Exclusive.

  • A Met Opera Shop Exclusive
  • Black diamond and jet rhinestones
  • Black metal plating over brass
  • Hand-manipulated wire work
  • Heavy duty bar pin
  • 5 ½” W x 1 1/2” H
  • Attached tag reads, “MOANS for The Met Opera”
  • Handmade
  • USA

History

Tosca premiered in 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. It is one of the world’s most frequently performed operas and is known as much for its gripping drama as for its appealing score. The setting is Rome, where Tosca, a beautiful and famous singer, battles to save her lover Mario from the sadistic police chief Scarpia. The role of Tosca has been long considered a proving ground for great operatic actresses.

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