Original Turandot’s costumes are up for salemain
The British soprano Eva Turner, who was in the Scala audience at the April 1926 world premiere of Turandot, sang the role at the Covent Garden premiere in 1928 and again at La Scala the following year.
Three 19th century Chinese robes and circular peacock feather fan that belonged to Dame Eva have been put up for auction in Salisbury at what looks like a risibly low estimate of £200-300. The items are not yet posted on the auctioneer’s website.
(I’d buy it myself, but I’m not her size.)