Don Carlo “Te Quiero” Ring

Price: $52.00 / $46.80 Members: $42.12


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Description

Don Carlo “Te Quiero” Ring

This sterling silver ring is a modern take on the Renaissance tradition of poesy rings. A quote adapted from a Spanish manuscript of the era is finely engraved on a simple, modern band: “te quiero con toda mi alma,” which translates to “I love you with all my soul.”

Poesy rings were popular throughout Europe in the 16th-17th centuries, and were traditionally given as a romantic gift or a token of friendship. They are frequently mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays, including Hamlet, which is one of the many Shakespeare plays to have inspired operas seen at the Metropolitan Opera (along with The Tempest, The Enchanted Island, Roméo et Juliette, Otello, Falstaff, and Macbeth).

  • Antiqued sterling silver
  • Made in NYC, USA

History

Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo

Verdi’s longest and most ambitious opera is a powerful epic of love and politics set in France and Spain at the height of the Inquisition. The score combines intimate solos and ensembles with grand choral scenes, most notably the monumental auto-da-fé that ends Act III. Following its 1867 premiere in Paris (sung in French as Don Carlos), the composer revised the opera several times over a period of almost 20 years. Nicholas Hytner’s Met production, first seen in 2010, presents Don Carlo in its original five acts, sung in Italian.

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