Catherine Cook To Star in Opera Parallèle’s ‘Bon Appétit!’

By David Salazar

Opera Parallèle is set to showcase “Bon Appétit!” on Feb. 16 and 17, 2020.

The one-woman show will star Catherine Cook as Julia Child. While singing, Cook will create a Child’s iconic French chocolate cake. She will be directed by Brian Staufenbiel.

The performance will also be preceded by cocktails and a multi-course seasonal dinner with performances by soprano Taylor See and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi.

“Julia Child famously said that people who enjoy eating are enjoyable to be around,” says Opera Parallèle founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement. “We think people who enjoy opera are also delightful, so bringing together both foodies and ‘opera-ies’ will surely add up to a terrific amalgamation of the senses. Thanks to Patty Unterman and Hayes Street Grill for partnering with us and congratulations on 40 years of setting the stage for the best dining in San Francisco!”