ITALY / Prato / Museo Del Tessuto : " Turandot ..."
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until Sunday November 21 2021

Museo Del Tessuto
T : +39 0574 611503
Via santa Chiara 24

The new exhibition of the Textile Museum Foundation is a tribute to the history of opera and art of the first 20 years of the twentieth century, whose artistic, literary and musical scene was pervaded by the phenomenon of Orientalism. “Turandot and the fantastic East of Puccini, Chini and Caramba” is the result of a long and careful research carried out by the Museum on the extraordinary discovery of a nucleus of costumes and stage jewels dating back to the world premiere of Puccini’s Turandot and from from the private wardrobe of the great Pratese soprano Iva Pacetti. An unprecedented, highly suggestive, multidisciplinary and wide-ranging exhibition that was born thanks to the collaboration of Italian public and private bodies and institutions of great prestige that contributed to this ambitious project. The exhibition aim is to reconstruct the events that led the great Tuscan composer Giacomo Puccini to choose the scenographic genius of Galileo Chini for the realization of the staging and scenography for the Turandot, staged for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala on April 25, 1926, directed by Arturo Toscanini.

Co-organizer of the exhibition is the Museum System of the Florentine University - Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology in Florence. Here, a collection of over 600 oriental relics is preserved, brought back by Galileo Chini - a great interpreter of Italian Liberty Art - on his return from his trip to Siam in 1913 and personally donated by him in 1950 to the Florentine Museum.

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