Boston audiences will be in for a tasty treat this summer when Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents its 2010 production, a unique two-course evening featuring Leonard Bernstein's bittersweet classic "Trouble in Tahiti" and Lee Hoiby's delicious "Bon Appétit!", starring Tony Award winner Judy Kaye as Julia Child. Playing at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University for three performances only. Both productions are sung in English and performed with orchestra. Music director and nationally acclaimed conductor Susan Davenny Wyner will lead the fully staged and costumed productions.
Trouble in Tahiti, directed by award-winner Scott Edmiston, is a tale of suburban love in distress. The work depicts the longing lurking beneath the surface of a perfect 1950's American marriage.
The evening concludes with a taste of Bon Appetit!, a musicalization of a classic Julia Child television broadcast in which she demonstrates the makings of a classic French chocolate cake in her beloved and inimitable style, directed by David Green.