Bon Appétit! by American composer Lee Hoiby is a delightful one act opera featuring America’s most beloved chef, Julia Child. The text is taken from one of her shows, in which she bakes a cake. And that is what you will see, in the humorous way that only Julia Child could. This production will take place at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, in their test kitchen. It will also feature three talented local college singers performing songs about food, and a surprise at the end of the performance.


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Kate Jackman

Called “winningly wily and dauntless” by Boston Classical Review, American mezzo-soprano Kate Jackman is a multifaceted musician and actress who excels in a variety of musical expression.

On stage, Kate performed the lead role in Oliver Knussen’s Higglety Pigglety Pop! at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music and “touchingly incarnated Jennie” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). Her other operatic roles include Amneris in Verdi’s Aida, the title role in Carmen, and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible. She has also premiered several roles with Urban Arias in Washington, DC, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and The Decameron Opera Coalition.

Kate’s passion for Art Song performance led her to make her Kennedy Center recital debut in 2012 with DC Vocal Arts. She has been featured at Carnegie Hall in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues series, at Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center, and in the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar.

In concert, Ms. Jackman has performed solos from Handel’s Messiah at the Kennedy Center, with Helena Symphony, and over internationally televised programming with The Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C.

Kate is thrilled to be making her debut with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Later this year, she will return to the Helena Symphony for their new staged production of Sweeney Todd, perform the alto solo in The Thirteen’s production of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (Op 37), and will present a charity recital at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, TX, in honor of her late mother-in-law, Kelly Hoffmann Jackman.