"Das Rheingold" Sea Blue Swing Jacket

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Description

Das Rheingold Sea Blue Swing Jacket

Designed with a tailored fit and open front, this elegant blue jacket features a repeating Turquoise blue floral pattern and a 3 ½” high stand-up collar.

It has 18 ½” long sleeves, measures 28” long from shoulder to bottom and 26” long from neckline to bottom.

Made of 100% polyester and lined in black, this stunning piece is meant to be worn open. The generous construction provides for an easy comfortable fit. Ideal for evening or daytime wear.

Reflective of the watery, underworld imagery, digitally engineered for the Met’s breathtaking production of Das Rheingold.

  • Dark Blue/Light Blue/Turquoise
  • Print
  • Tailored
  • Open front
  • 3 ½” H stand-up collar
  • 18 ½” L sleeve length
  • Shoulder to bottom 28”
  • Neckline to bottom 26”
  • Lined in black
  • 100% polyester
  • Delicate wash. Do not tumble dry.Dry-clean.
  • SM to 2XL

 

History

Das Rheingold

Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold), composed between 1851-1854, is Richard Wagner’s initial installment of the Ring Cycle. It is the first of four operas in the series followed by Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods).

Conceived by Wagner as a prologue to his monumental Der Ring des Nibelungen, Das Rheingold sets forth the dramatic and theoretical issues that play out in the three subsequent music dramas. Thrilling musical and dramatic coups punctuate the confrontations and dialogue. The entire work has a magnificent sweep, containing some of the most striking music in its composer’s vast output.

Set in an unspecified era before history, where the actions of human beings do not yet affect the universal order of things, the story takes place in a mythological world below and above the earth– the depths of the Rhine, the mountaintops and the caves.

Wagner’s epic opera depicts the original sin of theft, the sacred golden treasure, the vanity of the gods, the greed of the Nibelungen, the fratricide of the giants and the building of Valhalla.

The Met’s production of Das Rheingold in its 2018–19 season featured minimal otherworldly landscapes with digital imagery to achieve a modern interpretation of the composer’s masterpiece.

It was performed, as a single opera, at the National Theatre Munich on September 22, 1869, and received its first performance as part of the Ring Cycle at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on August 13, 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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