Turandot and the fantastic East of Puccini, Chini and Caramba



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“Turandot and the fantastic East of Puccini, Chini and Caramba” is the new exhibition of the Textile Museum Foundation dedicated to the Lyric Theatre and Art of the first two decades of the 20th century.

The exhibition will be open until 21st November 2021, and 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.

Giacomo Puccini Foundation collaborated to the event lending costumes.

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