Opera Philadelphia

BON APPÉTIT! A Sweet Soirée

Opera Philadelphia invites you to an operatic amuse-bouche featuring Lee Hoiby’s delightful BON APPÉTIT! This charming opera 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.

An online fundraising event

Dates are in 2021.

Fri, Jan 8 8:00 p.m.

Performance

BON APPÉTIT!
A Musical Monologue
Music by Lee Hoiby
Text by Julia Child, adapted by Mark Shulgasser
Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton as Julia Child
Pianist, Jonathan Easter

Video and Audio Production by Keep the Music Going Productions
Directors, Ryan McKinny and Tonya McKinny

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

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Gold Sponsor
Package for 10 people

$10,000
($9,225 tax-deductible)

  • 3-course dinner for 10 people from Bibou Boutique, delivered to you and your guests on January 8.*
  • Recognition in event email and on webpage
  • Onscreen recognition during event & acknowledgement in program
  • Opera Philadelphia apron
  • Chocolate cake shipped to your home
  • Access to pre-event cooking video with Opera Philadelphia General Director & President, David B. Devan and Pierre Calmels, Chef & Owner of Bibou Boutique

Purchase

Silver Sponsor
Package for 6 people

$5,000 per guest
($4,525 tax-deductible)

  • 3-course dinner for 6 people from Bibou Boutique, delivered to you and your guests on January 8.*
  • Recognition on event webpage
  • Onscreen recognition during event & acknowledgement in program
  • Opera Philadelphia apron
  • Chocolate cake shipped to your home
  • Access to pre-event cooking video with Opera Philadelphia General Director & President, David B. Devan and Pierre Calmels, Chef & Owner of Bibou Boutique

Purchase

Bronze Sponsor
Package for 4 people

$2,500 per guest
($2,150 tax-deductible)

  • 3-course dinner for 4 people from Bibou Boutique, delivered to you and your guests on January 8.*
  • Onscreen recognition during event & acknowledgement in program
  • Opera Philadelphia apron
  • Chocolate cake shipped to your home
  • Access to pre-event cooking video with Opera Philadelphia General Director & President, David B. Devan and Pierre Calmels, Chef & Owner of Bibou Boutique

Purchase

Benefactor

$500 per guest
($400 tax-deductible)

  • 3-course dinner for 1 person from Bibou Boutique (curb-side pick-up at Bibou Boutique, 1009 S. 8th Street, Philadelphia)
  • Onscreen recognition during event & acknowledgement in program
  • Opera Philadelphia apron
  • Miniature chocolate cake shipped to your home
  • Access to pre-event cooking video with Opera Philadelphia General Director & President, David B. Devan and Pierre Calmels, Chef & Owner of Bibou Boutique

Purchase

Patron

$250 per guest
($200 tax-deductible)

  • Onscreen recognition during event & acknowledgement in program
  • Miniature chocolate cake shipped to your home
  • Access to pre-event cooking video with Opera Philadelphia General Director & President, David B. Devan and Pierre Calmels, Chef & Owner of Bibou Boutique

Purchase

Or please consider making a fully tax-deductible gift in support of BON APPÉTIT! A Sweet Soirée.

RSVP by December 21 to guarantee that your name appears in the printed program and receipt of chocolate cake by January 8.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 215.893.5908.

*Available within 25-mile radius of Center City, Philadelphia

Producing Sponsor

Tolsma Productions

Event Partners

Bibou Boutique
Ouí Pastries
Credit: Sean Davis courtesy Opera Memphis
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