A Texas twist on Mozart’s The Impresario shares a double bill with Jamie Barton as Julia Child in Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit!.
Mozart’s The Impresario gets an update to present-day Texas when dueling divas vie for the leading role as their local opera company grapples with a global pandemic. With raucous laughter and surprising cameos from famous opera singers, The Impresario makes the case for coming together through music during difficult times. In Bon Appétit!, renowned mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton delights as Julia Child in an imagined episode of The French Chef. Chocolate-covered hilarity ensues!
A co-production of Houston Grand Opera and Austin Opera, this 60-minute double bill marks the third production in our Sarah and Ernest Butler Performance Series and will be presented at Blue Starlite Drive-Ins for FREE on December 6 and December 9, 2020. Please RSVP for your desired date and location (spaces are limited).
These charming operas are also available on HGO’s Marquee TV channel from November 27 to December 26.