Sat., March 16, 7 p.m. 2013
Regularly priced tickets start at $25.
The Florida Opera Festival continues with the funny-talking cooking maven who became America's first TV food celeb — and recently inspired a great performance by Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia. Composer Lee Hoiby (libretto by Mark Shulgasser) showcases the master chef in a comic one-act opera starring Stella Zambalis — inspired by a classic Julia Child television episode (“The French Chef cooking lesson for Gateau au Chocolat L’Eminence Brune”), which has Child teaching viewers how to make a classic French chocolate cake. Following the performance, chocolate cake and coffee will be served. (Text by Julie Garisto)