Soaring sounds of opera, a special musical Valentine gift, filled the lobby and ballroom of The Mining Exchange on Feb. 14.

The Pikes Peak Opera League celebrated a Valentine's Day Extravaganza: An Evening to Remember, the league's third annual benefit gala.

Stars of the upcoming production of "Lakme," along with special guests, offered romantic musical treats.

Hear "Lakme" Thursday and March 1-2 in Armstrong Theater at Colorado College. Tickets: or CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.