Bon Appetit AND Gallantry
by Opera Piccola San Antonio

Sep. 12 - Sep. 13, 2015

The season will begin Sept. 12-13 at the Carver Community Cultural Center with Lee Hoiby's comic “Bon Appetit,” a short opera based on Julia Child's television cooking show. A French chocolate cake is in the plot, and chocolate cake will be served to the audience at intermission. The second short comic opera for that program will be Douglas Moore's “Gallantry," based on a soap opera of the same name. “Gallantry” is a hospital drama involving a love triangle.

-- San Antonio Express-News, June 4, 2015


Don't stay at home watching TV, watch it at the opera.

Bon Appétit! is a charming opera based on one of Julia Child’s best-loved television shows. Join us for a delicious performance of laughter as the flamboyant master chef teaches the makings of a classic French chocolate cake – Le Gâteau au Chocolat L’Éminence Brune, which will be served during intermission to all those attending.


Gallantry takes place in a TV studio during the live taping of the titular soap opera. Replete with commercial parodies and even actor smoke breaks, the whole production sends the audience a knowing wink from the very first scene. It’s a hospital drama which hinges on the tortured love triangle of oblivious appendectomy patient Donald, voluptuous Nurse Lola, and the scheming Dr. Gregg.    



Bon Appetit AND Gallantry
by Lee Holby AND Douglas Moore
Opera Piccola San Antonio

September 12 - September 13, 2015
Jo Long Theatre, Little Carver Civic Center
226 N. Hackberry St.
San Antonio, TX, 78202

September 12 at 8pm and September 13 at 2:30pm

 The Carver Cultural Center  226 N. Hackberry

Sung in English with Full Orchestra                                                  

 Kristin Roach, conductor                           Cynthia Stokes, stage director

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