Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Opera Lover

What to get for the person who has everything? An unforgettable music experience, of course! We’ve got some gift ideas for you that will help you skip the lines at the mall and make a lasting impression on your friends, family, and colleagues this holiday season.

1. Introduce someone new to Lyric with one of our upcoming “greatest hits.” With La bohèmeLa traviata, and West Side Story coming up, we have excellent opportunities this season for even those who may be new to Lyric to experience romance, thrilling theater, and gorgeous music. (Consider one of our promotional holiday build-your-own packages that start at 3 shows for just $99!)

La traviata at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

La traviata

2. Adventurous music lover? We have you covered. From the tour-de-force thrill ride that is Elektra, to the unbridled beauty of Handel’s Ariodante and the touching contemporary chamber work An American Dream, if you’re looking for something that’s off the beaten path, there are many options in the new year.

West Side Story

3. Unique events abound. Whether your friends might want to sing at the Lyric Opera House with February’s Choir! Choir! Choir! ABBA event, hear a dazzling program from Renée Fleming and Friends, or take their kids to Family Day at the Opera, tickets make a great gift. (Love behind-the-scenes fun? Backstage tours are a great option, too!)

4. Gift Certificates: one size fits all. Not sure what they want to see? Lyric Gift Certificates may be used for any of our performances, dining at one of our on-site restaurants, or to buy merchandise at our online OperaShop. They’re available online and by phone for any dollar amount.

A scene from Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Ariodante

5. Visit the OperaShop for a unique music-themed gift! Operatic magnetic poetry? A beautiful silk scarf with a Lyric theme? Fun items for your favorite Ringhead? Check out the Lyric OperaShop and be sure to order by Sunday, December 16 to allow time for shipping.

Elektra

6. Support music in our community. If music means the world to someone you love, then honor them at the holidays through a donation to support the work that Lyric does on stage and in our community. Any amount makes a difference – and for that special gift, you can consider naming a seat in honor of a music lover in your life.


The possibilities are endless! Explore our website for tickets or merchandise, and call us at 312.827.5600 with any questions or for help choosing the perfect gift.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg (La Traviata),  Robert Kusel (Elektra), Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company (Ariodante)