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2011 Gifts | Opera & Classical

Contributing writer Mia Clarke’s picks for the classical-music lover.

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Hell on wallsTake a piece of your favorite opera production home with Lyric�s opera posters ($25). Text is minimal, making them more art piece than ad. We like the horror film-style red glare of Mephistopheles, but there are plenty of posters of Lyric operas past and present to float your boat. That was a Show Boat joke. Available at lyricopera.org/operashop.

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It�s not over until the fat lady Z�s Opera may make some people snooze (hopefully not anyone reading this section), but for those buffs who love it enough to bring it into the bedroom, designer Marianne van Ooij has dreamed up seven silk-screen print pillows ($35) inspired by the Met�s 2010-11 season productions. Available at metoperashop.org.

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It�s all in the wrist These piano wire bracelets ($25-$40) are fashioned from stainless-steel piano guts and strung with either gunmetal gray geometric cubes or stainless steel spheres. You may not be able to wrangle Rachmaninov in them, but slip them on for a high-key look. Available at abernook.com.

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