Wotan Ornament

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Description

Wotan Ornament

Exclusively designed for the Met Opera Shop, this charming felt ornament is handmade in the likeness of Wotan, ruler of the gods, in Richard Wagner’s much-loved opera, Der Ring des Nibelungen. performed so magnificently by the Metropolitan Opera.

Outfitted in his signature armor and winged headdress, Wotan carries a spear, which he shaped from a branch of the World Ash Tree, whose roots were fed by the spring of eternal knowledge. On the shaft, he recorded the binding treaties by which he became ruler of the world.

Multi-colored with gold accents, it measures 6” tall.

  • A Met Opera Shop Exclusive
  • Multi-color
  • Gold accents
  • Felt
  • 6” H
  • Hangs from gold string
  • Handmade
  • USA

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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