The Metropolitan Opera in New York will Exclusively Feature My La Bohème Silk Scarves in the Met Opera Shop this Season!
I had such a great experience designing the Madame Butterfly scarf for the Santa Fe Opera that I decided to pitch a new design to the Met Opera in New York City. La Bohème epitomizes Italian opera, and with careful study, I learned that La Bohème is one of the most-performed operas of all time, with no exception at the Met Opera House. It's a fan favorite!
Last October, my husband took me to New York for our 30th wedding anniversary, and we saw La Bohème performed live at the Met Opera House. I was in awe of the high-level production, set and costume design, talent, and of the dazzling opera house.
I put that experience into a design in tribute to Puccini’s masterpiece. I feel that it captures the beauty and fluidity of this musical love story. I layered French toile de jouy florals of embroidered-like roses and lilies from Mimi’s Act I aria with Puccini's historical music score from 1898. Giacomo Puccini’s signature puts the final accent on this unique, wearable piece of art on pure, charmeuse silk.
In the end, the pitch succeeded, the Met Opera loved my design, and the silk scarf will be available in their boutique and online store by the end of September, in time for La Bohème opening night.
NOTE: I am sorry I cannot offer these scarves for direct sale, as I have an exclusive contract with the Met Opera for this design. However, I plan to design a new, unique scarf with some similar elements that I will offer for direct sale.
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Come to My Art Studio Open House on
Friday, September 7th
The artists at Magnolia Street Art Space will be hosting an Open House from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, September 7. I will be there with my fellow artists, showing off our creative space and latest works. I am responsible for the murals you will see on the outside of the building. Here is where you can say to me
"You have a lot of irons in the fire" and you'd be right!