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Costume di Madama Butterfly

Sei tutta vestita di giglio...

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The costumes of Puccini's heroines by Cerratelli tailor's shop on display at Museum Villa Puccini

The costumes of Puccini's heroines are on display at Museum Villa Puccini in Torre del Lago from July 7 to November 29, collected on the occasion of the exhibition "Sei tutta vestita di giglio… " (You're all dressed in lily white) (Madama Butterfly).

In the residence where the composer lived for more than 20 years, the original costumes made by the Cerratelli workshop for the female protagonists of La Bohème, Manon Lescaut, Tosca and other immortal masterpieces, which saw the light of day in these very rooms, will be on display for the first time. Unique pieces from the world of opera, worn in different performances by the greatest divas of Italian and world opera: the pink bonnet of Mimì, the mantilla Manon Lescaut uses to hide her jewels, the kimono of Cio-Cio-San.

A tribute to Puccini, his music, his characters, on the centenary of his death.

Fondazione Cerratelli was established in 2005 with the aim of preserving and enhancing the immense heritage of Sartoria Caratelli, founded in 1914 by baritone Arturo Cerratelli, one of the first interpreters of Marcello in La Bohème and a close friend of Puccini, became one of the most internationally appreciated brands between the 1920s and 1930s, with creations for the world's greatest theaters and for the greatest directors of the 20th century. Today it boasts an archive of more than 30,000 theatrical and film costumes and an extensive collection of paper patterns.