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Turandot and the fantastic East of Puccini, Chini and Caramba

The new exhibition of the Textile Museum Foundation is a tribute to the history of opera and art of the first twenty 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 the private wardrobe of the great Prato soprano Iva Pacetti.

An unprecedented, highly suggestive, multidisciplinary and wide-ranging exhibition that was born thanks to the collaboration of Italian public and private institutions of great prestige that in various ways contributed to this ambitious project: to reconstruct the events that led to the great Tuscan composer Giacomo Puccini to choose the scenographic genius of Galileo Chini for the construction of the set-up and sets for the Turandot, staged for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala on the 25th of April 1926, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

More information on the exhibition:


  • Address: Via Puccetti, 3

  • Phone for info: 0574 611503

  • Municipality: Prato (PO)

  • Place: Museo del Tessuto

  • When: May 22, 2021 - Nov. 21, 2021

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