Valentine’s Day Soirée

Sunday, February 14, 6:30pm

Thanks to all who participated in the 2021 Valentine’s Day Soirée! Because this was a virtual production, video of the livestream event is still available for viewing. If you are interested in watching the Valentine’s Day Soirée program, it’s not too late! Please send an email with the subject line “Virtual Soiree Link” to info@loonopera.org.


Welcome! Please read the information on this page before clicking through to purchase and donate. And as always, please call us if you have questions: 218.464.0922.

Everything you need to know about HOW TO ORDER, WATCH, DONATE, AND DINE!

How to WATCH:

One $15 ticket per device is all you need. An access link will be sent on February 14th to all ticket holders. 

How to ORDER FOOD AND DRINK KITS:

2. Before you complete your ticket purchase, you’ll get a prompt to add food and drink kits to your order. (Read the details on this page, below!) Food and drink orders will be available to pick up at Vikre Distillery on the day of the event. Make your selection and check out . . . . and then we hope you’ll go directly to the DONATE page to help LOON continue its work of creating operatic joy now and into the future.

How to DONATE and VOTE:

3. From the ticket / food order form, follow the prompts to the DONATE page. That’s where your donation will help us bring opera to schools this winter with a Little LOON virtual tour, and to stages in our community well into the future. Your donation dollars are your votes for the song you’d like to hear at the Soiree. Enter any dollar amount, then enter your song choice(s) in the NOTES field. ** Votes must be cast by January 31.


Program the Soirée: Favorite opera moments, chosen by you!

Your donations will determine this year’s Soirée concert. Which aria, duet, or trio would you like to hear? Vote with your donation!

To participate, simply write your musical selection(s) into the notes section when you donate any amount online. Alternately, you can include a written note with your snail-mailed donation check. The four selections with the most donated dollars will be included in the Soirée program. The winning solos, duets, or trios will be sung by singers who have appeared – or will appear soon – in LOON productions.

To be included in the program, a vote must be cast by January 31.

We are here to help. Do you know what you want to hear, but you’re not sure what it’s called? No problem. Send us an email at info@loonopera.org or give us a call at 218.464.0922.

Please note: There are restrictions about what we can stream over the internet. If you have questions, give us a call or send an email!

Opera’s Greatest HINTS!

Can’t find the tune you’re looking for on this list? Call us at 218.464.0922 or
send an email to info@loonopera.org. We’ll try to help you figure it out!

Arias (solos)

Queen of the Night’s aria, “Die Hölle Rache” from The Magic Flute, by Mozart. Soprano.

“Toreador, en garde,” or “The Toreador’s Song” from Carmen, by Bizet. Baritone.

“Questa o quella” from Rigoletto, by Verdi. Tenor.

“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca, by Puccini. Soprano.

“Una voce poco fa” from The Barber of Seville, by Rossini. Mezzo-soprano.

“So, we’re alone” from The Filthy Habit, by Hilliard and Boresi. Soprano.

“O mio babbino caro,” from Gianni Schicchi, by Puccini. Soprano.

Largo al factotum (Figaro’s last aria)

Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème, by Puccini. Soprano.

Russalka’s “Song to the Moon” from Russalka, by Dvorak. Soprano.

“Una furtiva lagrima” from The Elixir of Love, by Donizetti. Tenor.

Duets and Trios

“Ah, guarda sorella,” from Cosi fan tutte, by Mozart. Soprano and mezzo-soprano.

“Au fond du temple saint” (Friendship Duet) from The Pearlfishers, by Bizet. Tenor and baritone.

“Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” (Barcarolle) from The Tales of Hoffman, by Offenbach. Soprano and mezzo-soprano.

Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel, by Humperdinck. Soprano and Mezzo-soprano.

The Flower Duet (“Viens, Malika!”) from Lakmé, by Delibes. Soprano and Mezzo-soprano.

Act 3 Trio from Der Rosenkavelier by R. Strauss. 2 sopranos and mezzo-soprano.

“Soave sia il vento,” from Cosi fan tutte, by Mozart. Soprano, mezzo, and bass-baritone.

“Frederic!” “Who calls?” TRIO and scene from The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan. Mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone.

“Zitti, ziti, piano, piano!” from The Barber of Seville, by Rossini. Mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone.


Dinner and Drinks

Vikre Distillery and Mid-Coast Catering are working with LOON to put together everything you need for a festive February evening. Simply decide from the menu below and add your selections when prompted in your ticket purchase.

Your selections will be available for pickup at Vikre Distillery on February 14 between 1:00 and 5:00pm.

Food and beverage order deadline: Wednesday, February 10.

Cocktail & Mocktail Kits from Vikre Distillery ($39 / $15)

Craft the perfect festive drink with a Romero cocktail kit ($39) or mocktail kit ($15). The Romero consists of black currant and lemon mix, grapefruit juice, optional egg white, and rosemary, plus optional Vikre Spruce Gin.

From MidCoast Catering:

Antipasto Platter ($21)

Assorted cheeses, crackers, Yker Acres cured meats, and two chocolate covered strawberries. Serves 1. . . or 2 if you feel like sharing.

Dinner Kits from MidCoast Catering ($21 / $24)

Dinner Kits include everything you need to put together one entrée. The chopping is done! This is not reheated takeout. You get to assemble, stir, and cook, so dinner is ready when you want it!

Pork Tenderloin Entrée Kit with Dijon Cream Sauce, rosemary fingerling potatoes, and dill roasted carrots. $24

Honey-glazed Salmon Entrée Kit with rosemary fingerling potatoes and dill roasted carrots. $21

Vegetable Risotto Entrée Kit with citrusy side salad. $21

Dessert: Chocolate Pots de Crème ($7)

Dinner Kit Tutorials

MidCoast Catering owner and chef Jonathan Reznick will talk us through each dinner kit. Videos will be sent to you a day or two before the event, so you can be ready to cook up your kit as early as you like on Valentine’s Day!

Risotto Tutorial
Pork Loin Tutorial
Salmon Tutorial