Bon Appetit – Have Your Chocolate Cake and Eat It Too!
Two decades before actress Meryl Streep and the late author/director Nora Ephron brought Julia Child to the silver screen with Julie & Julia, composer Lee Hoiby put the flamboyant master chef on the operatic stage in the delicious one act opera Bon Appétit. Taken from a classic Julia Child television episode (“The French Chef cooking lesson for Gateau au Chocolat L’Eminence Brune”), Child teaches the makings of a classic French chocolate cake as only she can.
Bon Appétit is a one act comic opera by Hoiby with libretto by Mark Shulgasser and Julia Child performed in English.
Following the performance, chocolate cake and coffee will be served.