"The Ring" Red Viking Hat

Price: $48.00 Members: $43.20

color: RED


Item:10068551

Description

The Ring Red Viking Hat

Our whimsical red knit Viking hat features the iconic armored helmet with horns inspired by headpieces worn by characters in the Met’s production of Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Cozy and comfortable, each one-of-a-kind piece is handmade from soft 100% acrylic yarns by artisans in the Andes of Peru, who depend upon income from their unique craft as the sole means of their support.

  • A Met Opera Shop Exclusive
  • Red
  • One size fits most
  • Horns 4” H
  • Knit from 100% acrylic yarns
  • Handmade in Peru
  • All fair trade
  • Hand wash in cold water & mild soap. Do not use bleach. Dry flat.

History

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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