Opera Philadelphia

BON APPÉTIT! A Sweet Soirée

A Digital Fundraising Event

Music by Lee Hoiby
Libretto by Julia Child, adapted by Mark Shulgasser

Opera Philadelphia invites you to an operatic amuse-bouche featuring Lee Hoiby’s delightful BON APPÉTIT! This charming opera, included as part of Opera Philadelphia's digital fundraiser, showcases the beloved Julia Child and is adapted directly from one of her classic television broadcasts during which she bakes a chocolate cake. Opera Philadelphia has partnered with Houston Grand Opera to bring you a new production of this piece starring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton.

In addition to the performance, Opera Philadelphia is serving up a unique menu of benefits for supporters of this special event. We have partnered with acclaimed chef Pierre Calmels, owner of Bibou Boutique, who will provide a three-course French dinner to gala guests in the Philadelphia region (at the Benefactor level and above). While the event is free to watch, we invite you to become a sponsor of Opera Philadelphia’s Sweet Soirée take advantage of these benefits, such as a chocolate cake delivered to your home. Your support ensures that Opera Philadelphia remains a leader in our cultural landscape locally, nationally, and, especially now with the introduction of the Opera Philadelphia Channel, around the world. Discover sponsor benefits here >>

BON APPÉTIT! A Sweet Soirée will be free to stream on the Opera Philadelphia Channel from January 8 – 15, 2021. 

MapOpera Philadelphia Channel

Dates are Jan 2021.

Fri, Jan 8 8:00 p.m.

Approximately 1 hour

An HGO Digital Production in association with Austin Opera Sarah and Ernest Butler Performance Series

Producing Sponsor: Tolsma Productions

Event Partners: Bibou Boutique & Oui Seasonal Pastries

Cast & Creative Team

Jamie Barton
Jamie Barton as Julia Child
  • Ryan McKinny and Tonya McKinny Director
  • Jonathan Easter Pianist
  • Keep the Music Going Productions Video & Audio
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