Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit!

Jul 18, 2019  | 27 min  | 2019

Iowa Public Television presented an exclusive live stream of Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit!, an opera by Lee Hoiby being produced through a partnership between the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College and Des Moines Metro Opera. Based on a televised cooking lesson by Julia Child, the opera features acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle portraying the master chef herself as she prepares Le Gateau au Chocolate l’Eminence Brune (a chocolate cake).

The live stream was available on Iptv.orgFacebook and YouTube on Thursday, July 18, beginning at 8:15 p.m. A special version of the performance with additional content will be broadcast Friday, August 2 at 8:30 p.m. on IPTV. This version will also be archived online for viewing.

In conjunction with the live stream, the Iowa Public Television Foundation will hosted An Evening Celebrating Julia Child Thursday, July 18 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Maytag Auditorium at the IPTV studios in Johnston, Iowa. The evening featured a discussion about Child, the opera live stream, wine and a slice of Le Gateau au Chocolate l’Eminence Brune baked by the Iowa Culinary Institute.