THE MORGAN TO DISPLAY ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS FROM MADAMA BUTTERFLY AND LA BOHÈME IN NEW EXHIBITION ON GIACOMO PUCCINI
Press release date:
Friday, July 24, 2009
SHOW MARKS 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT COMPOSER'S BIRTH
Celebrating Puccini on View September 15, 2009, through January 10, 2010
The life and art of one of opera's iconic figures, composer Giacomo Puccini, is the subject of a new exhibition opening September 15 at The Morgan Library & Museum. On view are approximately forty items related to Puccini's career, including rarely seen original sketches for his acclaimed operas Madama Butterfly and La Bohème. The exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary (2008– 09) of Puccini's birth in Lucca, Italy, on December 22, 1858. The show runs through January 10, 2010.