By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 07, 2016 at 10:16 AM

It could be candy or flowers or a stuffed bear or a quiet dinner for two or a hot fudge sundae at Kopp's or a movie or walk through Lake Park while holding hands.

But nothing says "I love you" like great romantic music.

And there is going to be nothing like the music from the Florentine Opera to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

There is a temptation to think that Valentine’s Day is the creation of the florist industry, kind of like Best Friend’s Day or My Favorite Teacher Day. But it’s a real holiday with roots stretching back to the Middle Ages.

This Valentine’s weekend is going to feature some of the most romantic songs from the world of opera, light opera and musical theater thanks to the Florentine's "Vienna: City of My Dreams," a romantic revue coming to Vogel Hall in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14.

One treat will be the four artists singing the classic "Edelweiss." You can see the four Von Trapp great grandchildren singing it here, but I'd bet the Florentine version will be significantly better. 

Four Florentine Studio Artists will perform: soprano Ariana Douglas, mezzo-soprano Katherine Fill, tenor Thomas Leighton and baritone Leroy Y. Davis. Accompanying them will be pianist Ruben Pilirainen and double bassist Barry Paul Clark.

Another highlight will be the fashions designed by Timothy Westbrook, a former Pfister Hotel Artist in Residence and "Project Runway" contestant now working as a designer in New York.

Information on tickets and showtimes for the event is available here.