Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Love is in the air...
Pump up the romance by gifting tickets to a show and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
Whether you’re looking for Cupid’s bow and arrow or getting pals together for Galentine’s, here are our top picks on which shows to see with the ones you adore.
Here’s the perfect gift for...
The new flame you’re keen to impress.
You’ve met for a coffee that turned into lunch then drinks, and there’s definitely a spark. You could ask them to a movie, but why not lift your dating game at Turandot. Puccini’s opera about a princess and the brave suitor willing to sacrifice anything for her love (not so) subtly hints at the commitment you could be ready to make.
Your partner who knows all the drama.
They binge-watched Bridgerton and The Great, and somehow stay across all the goss on multiple group chats. Treat them to The Marriage of Figaro, where the intricate sets and costumes match the intricacies of the many love interests, dangerous liaisons and mistaken identities.
Your spouse who is hooked on Classic FM.
If they love a delicate sonata and the crescendos of a full-blown symphony, they’ll be entranced by Lohengrin – a mythical romance that calls for an enormous orchestra and chorus. Lace in the ‘the world’s most bankable tenor’ Jonas Kaufmann in the title role and the world-famous 'Bridal March', and they're guaranteed to swoon.
Your sport-loving partner who has never been to the theatre.
Their idea of an epic performance is a tightly-fought match between rival teams at the biggest oval in town, yet for all the bravado they've got a much softer side. Tempt them to the dark side of musical theatre with tickets to a The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour, performed on a grand floating stage, with fireworks each night.
Your friend who no longer believes in romance.
That last break up was bad, and your bestie has sworn off all dating apps. Remind them they might meet ‘Prince Charming’ when they least expect it. Invite them to see Cinderella for Galentine’s Day, and enjoy all the magical moments on stage – the masked ball, the glass slipper, the magical pumpkin carriage.
Let them choose.
It can be difficult to know exactly where your loved one's heart might lead them. If they're pretty headstrong in their tastes, or just happen to know opera much better than you, a gift voucher might be the best option. If you’re running a bit late, we can email the voucher to you (or your special someone) in seconds.