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The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Opera Lovers

October 16, 2023 5 min read

A collection of Royal Opera House souvenirs sitting on a table in front of a stack of wrapped gifts and a festive wreath.

Find The Perfect Present for Opera Fans with Our Gift Guide

Are you shopping for someone in your life who loves opera this Christmas? Discover holiday gift ideas that will wow even the most devoted classical music and performance enthusiasts. From enchanting music collections to enthralling biographies of their favourite artists, these gifts for opera fans hit all the right notes.

  

 

The Complete Classical Music Guide - £20.00

The classical musical guide book sitting on a shelf.

 

 From Bach to Bernstein, this captivating book guides classical music fans through 1,000 years of history. A wonderful gift for the music lover in your life, the guide charts what has defined classical music in every era. 

Readers will dive into compelling biographies of renowned composers and their famous operas and explore what influenced their genius works. Complete with photos and quotes, this perfect gift brings the history of classical music to life.

"The articles at the beginning about musical instruments are interesting and informative... The biographies of composers are detailed and thorough, giving the reader a real sense of what each composer was about." - Customer Review. 

 

 

 

Musical Notes Charm Bracelet - £89.50

Musical jewellery charm bracelet.

 

Elevate their everyday style with the Musical Note Charm Bracelet. This unique jewellery piece is handmade in the UK in sterling silver and was designed exclusively for the Royal Opera House.

Designer Amanda Coleman has been crafting jewellery for over 20 years, and her lyrical collection is a treasure trove for music fans.

The bracelet features striking onyx beads and delicate musical notes in silver and gold plate. A timeless accessory they will wear for years to come, this bracelet is elegant, striking and the perfect Christmas present for opera lovers.

 

 

 

 

The Royal Opera Calendar 2024 - £10.99

Royal Opera calendar open to December hanging on a shelf that is filled with books.

 

 When it comes to gift ideas for Christmas, a calendar is a great way to ensure they will have something to use all year round. If you are shopping for an opera fan, then the official Royal Opera Calendar is certain to be on their wish list. 

This 2024 calendar shines a spotlight on the incredible performers and operas performed on our world-famous stages, and can be paired with the 2024 Royal Opera Diary.Each month brings a new, stunning photo from our famous theatre, featuring renowned performers such as Angel Blue and Charles Castronovo. With this gift, they will be able to appreciate the opera all year long.

 

 

 

Royal Opera House Gin - £38.00

A bottle of Royal Opera House gin on a wooden table decorated with festive greenery and red berries.

 

 Treat your loved ones to a festive tipple inspired by the Royal Opera House. Our exclusive collaboration with Portobello Road Gin celebrates the history of our home in Covent Garden. The refreshing recipe combines ingredients found in what was once Covent Garden’s fruit and vegetable market, as well as traditional gin botanicals.

To encourage their mixology skills, pair the Royal Opera House Gin with The Little Black Book Of Gin Cocktails in your gift. This handy book is full of hundreds of delicious recipes that will be a guaranteed hit at their next holiday party.

 

 

 

 

Opera: The Autobiography of The Western World - £40.00

A book about opera sitting on a bookshelf.

 

 History buffs and theatre lovers alike will savour this addition to their bookshelf. An in-depth guide to the groundbreaking music and astonishing operas that have transformed art in the Western world. This engaging read is sure to bring something new to even the most seasoned of opera lovers.

Complete the gift with one of our branded bookmarks - a fantastic stocking filler and always appreciated by bookworms.

 

 

 

 

 

Rory Hutton Opera Tote Bag - £30.00

Royal Opera House printed red tote bag.

 

 For a gift as unique as they are, this  tote bag is the best choice for opera fans. Rory Hutton is an award-winning designer based in Cambridge and a frequent collaborator with the Royal Opera House, creating wearable art that is inspired by some of the most famous operas.

This red tote bag, made with organic cotton, features the world-famous Floral Hall at the centre of the Royal Opera House, surrounded by flowery motifs. A subtle and sophisticated nod to our Covent Garden home, this bag is a practical gift they will use for years.

 

 

 

 

Royal Opera House Shop Gift Vouchers - From £10.00

An auditorium with a stack of books sitting on the side of a ledge with a pair of opera glasses on top.

 

If you are still not sure what to get a fan of the opera, a gift card lets them choose their perfect present in-store and online. The classical music fan in your life can use these gift vouchers in our shop for all things opera, as well as a host of other products including incredible souvenirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Opera T-Shirt - £25.00

Royal Opera House T-Shirt hanging up in a shop.

 

Whether they are a regular at the opera or enjoy it from afar, give them the gift of  timeless apparel. Emblazoned with the iconic Royal Opera House crest, our selection of t-shirts means there is a Royal Opera House gift for everyone.

These t-shirts, are made with high-quality jersey fabric in the UK. Choose from a range of colours and styles to find the perfect one to put under the tree!

 

 

 

 

 

 Maria Callas Limited Edition Scarf - £120.00

A red scarf draped on a white mannequin.

 

Maria Callas is an enduring opera icon with a voice that opera lovers will instantly recognise. Rory Hutton designed this scarf, drawing inspiration from one of the opera world's greatest artists.

The design features some of Maria's favourite things, from her beloved poodles to her signature pearls. Opera fans can also spot the productions she starred in and an inspiring quote from the famous soprano.

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Opera House Fan - £15.00

A man dressed in a black turtleneck and a green velvet blazer holding a red bamboo fan.

 

Help them add to the drama of the theatre with the Royal Opera House Fan. Designed by Rory Hutton and crafted from silk and bamboo, this is an effortlessly elegant accessory.

The design features depictions of the Royal Opera House and is a wonderfully unique gift.

 

 

 

 

An Annual Subscription to Royal Opera House Stream - £99.99

La Boheme.

 

 The perfect way to spend the holiday season, a subscription to our streaming service brings the magic of the opera home. An annual subscription gives the opera lover in your life access to new performances every month and a varied library of our iconic productions.

Your loved ones can spend the festive season with wintery favourites like La Bohème. Or the whole family can enjoy Massenet’s Cendrillon, a beautiful retelling of the fairytale Cinderella.

There is always something new to discover, from new releases to behind-the-scenes insights. Stream is the gift that keeps on giving, and perfect for classic music and performance fans.

Buy A Royal Opera House Stream Subscription

 

 

 

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