Renowned mezzo-soprano and HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton delights as Julia Child in Lee Hoiby’s one-woman opera. Based on an episode of Child’s TV program, The French Chef, this short, critically acclaimed confection, directed by HGO Studio alumnus Ryan McKinny, brings audiences into the chef’s storied kitchen as she bakes a chocolate cake. Bon Appetit! shares a double bill with The Impresario.
Cast and Creative
|Adapted by||Mark Shulgasser|
|Julia Child||Jamie Barton|
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