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The most ambitious work of Giacomo Puccini, Turandot has become the last Italian opera to enter the international repertory.
Puccini's magical and exotic opera is a love story set in ancient China: the beautiful princess Turandot has decreed that anyone seeking her hand in marriage must answer three riddles. Many princes had tried and failed, only Calaf, a foreign prince in disguise, struck by her beauty, will win her to the rejoice of the nation.
It is interesting to note that among Puccini's masterpieces, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, La Bohème and Turandot, only the latter has a happy ending which inspired the renowned Venetian jeweller Nardi to create this unique brooch.