Julia Child in BON APPÉTIT!

Opera Memphis

"No one cooked up more laughs than future Metropolitan Opera star Jamie Barton portraying Julia Child in Bon Appétit!, Hoiby’s short opera that uses as its libretto an episode from 'The French Chef.' Barton captured Child’s jaunty vocal rhythms and joyful enthusiasm as she whipped egg whites to a froth and baked a chocolate cake. Singers like Barton put such soul and character into the music, that one opens up to unfamiliar opera just a little bit more."
–Jon W. Sparks, The Commercial Appeal