This holiday season, give the gift of theater!

‘Tis the season of giving, and Michigan Opera Theatre has a variety of gift options to surprise and delight all the theater-lovers in your life!

A perennial favorite, theater tickets offer a specific experience for your loved ones to look forward to and are experiences that can be shared. Alessandra Ferri: Art of the Pas de Deux is a great option for couples looking for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend. Ferri, considered one of the best ballerinas of her generation, will perform a series of duets with other ballet stars for a truly romantic, once-in-a-lifetime evening. The world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Detroit Opera House March 15-17 and is another opportunity to experience some of the greatest dancers in the world. Take a look at all our upcoming performances here.

For those without a specific performance in mind, an MOT gift card is a great way give the gift of live theater while allowing the receiver to choose his or her own shows and dates. Gift cards may be used toward the purchase of any MOT opera or dance performance and are available in any amount. The gift cards also come in a holiday-themed envelope and greeting card with space to leave a personal message.

New this year, MOT has partnered with two local retailers to offer a variety of accessories and opera merchandise to our patrons. Cyberoptix’s Well Made Goods line includes ties, scarves, art prints and apparel featuring historic blueprints of the Detroit Opera House. These unique accessories are great for anyone with a passion for theater and Detroit’s historic architecture. Additionally, The Peacock Room’s range of gloves, hats, fashion accessories, ornaments, opera glasses and jewelry are perfect for those who love the glamour of the opera. Find them in our Grand Lobby before and after performances and during intermissions. The Cyberoptix Detroit Opera House products are also available online!

If theater merchandise is not on your shopping list this year, you can still support MOT shopping online with AmazonSmile. For every purchase you make on Amazon, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the proceeds to MOT, enabling us to continue to offer world-class performances and educational programming.

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and happy shopping to all!