Grey Horse Ornament

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Description

Grey Horse Ornament

Perhaps the most classic in any menagerie of carousel animals, this charming grey horse ornament, mounted on a gold pole, appears to be trotting about the merry-go-round proudly displaying his dazzling light blue and ruby rigging.

The ornament made of resin measure 4” H and is attached to a gold string for display purposes.

A delightful memento of the mystical creatures seen in the famous ballet fantastique, The Enchanted Forest, often performed by the American Ballet Theatre.

  • Resin
  • 4” H
     

History

Animals in the Opera

From Aida to Carmen, from Die Zauberflöte to the Ring cycle—animals both real and mythological have been seen on the operatic stage for centuries.

Horses, donkeys, bears, elephants, birds, dragons, and many others are featured as minor, and sometimes major, characters in operas performed all over the world. In the Met’s first season at Lincoln Center in 1966–67, goats and a camel were seen in the world premiere of Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra.

More recently, horses have graced the stage in La Fanciulla del West, among others, a mule appeared in Pagliacci, and a pair of Irish Wolfhounds starred in Lucia di Lammermoor. Audience favorite Sir Gabriel the Donkey has had recurring roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Bohème.

 

 

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