Our brand new Figurine “Heart of a Hero” will encourage Hummel fans to discover the background in detail:
This little opera fan, while playing at home, became inspired by Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin” and the legendary figure of the famous Swan Knight. He has folded a sheet of music to make a hat and if you try to read the music, you will discover that it is the tune of “Treulich geführt”: This famous wedding march accompanies the newly married couple Elsa and Lohengrin in Wagner’s opera as they enter the bridal chamber at the start of the third act. In this story, the wedding night is the beginning of the end for These two. Nevertheless, the wedding march, which starts with the lines “Treulich geführt ziehet dahin, wo euch der Segen der Liebe bewahr’!“, is very popular with couples getting married who choose it as the music for their wedding ceremony. But our little hero is unlikely to
be interested in such details. He wants to be a brave knight and proudly holds up his wooden sword. But instead of Lohengrin’s swan, he has to make do with a clearly angry goose. These animals have the reputation of being belligerent – which many People experienced close up when they came in contact with this fowl. And this goose which is keeping our hero in check – or is it the other way round? – has every right to be angry: Our little hero has simply used one of its feathers to decorate his hat. But we are sure: Being a real hero, our Hummel boy will bravely meet this challenge, too.
Hum 2418; Height: 5.75"