This bracelet, like all of Cindy's creations, beautifully captures the character of the opera. Her choice of colors and beads perfectly reflect the innocence of Lauretta and the overall charm of "Gianni Schicchi." The dangling charms add markers of meaning, as recitative explains a story plot. For both amateurs and professionals, "O mio babbino", expertly helps the wearer reminisce about the characters in the opera and her experience with "Gianni Schicchi."
Part of the "Inspired by…" series, the "O Mio Babbino Caro" Bracelet is inspired by Puccini's comic one act opera Gianni Schicchi. A tale of opportunistic relatives circling a rich man's deathbed holds within it a sweet pair of lovers who actually get their happy ending, thanks to Gianni's scheming.
A flowered heart charm, glass flowers and leaves along with beads in spring colors represent the May wedding date of Lauretta and Rinuccio. Glass hearts evoke love. The ring charm evokes Lauretta’s determination to be wed. The birdcage and tiny bird beads symbolize the ploy which keeps her innocent of her father’s scheme to ensure his own and his daughter’s happiness.
All "Inspired By..." Series Bracelets come with a card that identifies the symbolism of the charms and colors used.
I love the bracelet. It is for my daughter in law who accompanied my son to Italy's Narnia Festival where my son sang the role of Schicchi in the Festival's opera. It is such a great remembrance for them. Thank you.
What a lovely bracelet. O mio babbino caro is a sweet aria and well represented in this charming bracelet. Excellent workmanship as my other bracelet. I will buy more.