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Die Walküre Pewter Medallion

Item# 1000009529


Die Walküre Pewter Medallion

Beckie Kravetz is a figurative sculptor and mask maker who has created a series of double-sided pewter medallions inspired by Wagner’s Ring Cycle.  This Walküre medallion features an image of Siegmund and Sieglinde , with Nothung hovering between them.  The reverse side depicts Brünnhilde astride her horse, Grane.

The medallion is approximately 4” and comes with a black wire stand.
 

About the Artist:

Sculptor Beckie Kravetz began her career in the theater. She worked with the Los Angeles Opera for 20 years as the resident mask maker, principal makeup artist, and assistant wig-master. Kravetz’s masks and sculptures have been exhibited at galleries, museums and opera houses nationwide.

Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen

Conceived and written over a period of more than 25 years, Wagner’s Ring cycle is an epic musical journey of four operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Its story of gods, dwarves, and men and the quest for an all-powerful ring was inspired by many sources, including 13th-century Icelandic writings and the medieval German Nibelungenlied. The complete cycle was first seen at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival in 1876. The Met’s landmark production, directed by Robert Lepage, premiered over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. The DVD release of its Live in HD presentation won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.

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