Metropolitan Opera Facade Glass Ornament

Price: $20.00 Members: $18.00

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Metropolitan Opera Facade Glass Ornament

Designed exclusively for the Met Opera Shop, this colorful, oval-shaped ornament made of beveled glass depicts a view of the famous Lincoln Center fountain and signature five-arched facade of the Metropolitan Opera House by architect Wallace K. Harrison.

Some of the most important architectural elements of the opera house entrance include two grand, world-renowned murals by 20th century artist, Marc Chagall, 11 Swarovski crystal Sputnik chandeliers and the famous cantilevered lobby staircase.

Also of interest in the Founders Hall on the lower level is a vast collection of portraits featuring significant artists, who have performed at the Met throughout its history, exquisite costumes worn on-stage over the decades and priceless memorabilia.

An excellent memento of one's visit to the Met.

Proceeds from the sale of this ornament support the Metropolitan Opera.

  • A Met Opera Shop Exclusive
  • Multi-color digital photo
  • Beveled glass
  • Gold ribbon attached for hanging
  • Photo by Jonathan Tichler
  • Designed in USA

History

About The Metropolitan Opera

Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera moved to its Lincoln Center home in 1966.  

The opera house was designed by Wallace K. Harrison. Five distinctive arches clad in white travertine form the entrance. The lobby is dominated by a cantilevered stairway, two murals by Marc Chagall, and 11 crystal chandeliers resembling constellations or starbursts.

The two paintings by Marc Chagall decorate the front lobby. On the south wall is “The Triumph of Music,” on the north wall is “The Sources of Music.” There are also statues by Aristide Maillol and Wilhelm Lehmbruck.

The crystal chandeliers in both the lobby and auditorium were conceived by Tad Leski of Harrison & Abramovitz and the design developed and fabricated by Hans Harald Rath of J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna.

Numerous portraits of great Met artists of the past are on display in Founders Hall, on the lower level of the lobby, and costume and memorabilia displays can be found in several locations in the lobby.
 

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