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This beautiful 3.5" diameter hand-blown crystal paperweight evokes a memorable scene from Robert LepageÍs production of Das Rheingold, the first opera in the Met's new Ring cycle. Made in America, each paperweight includes a 3 7/8" square lead crystal base with 'The Metropolitan Opera' engraved on it. It's the perfect gift for Ring aficionados and crystal paperweight collectors.
- 3 7/8" square lead crystal base
- 3 1/2" diameter orb
- Made in USA
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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