Face on the Barroom Floor & Bon Appétit!

October 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2013, 7:30PM
Underground Theatre at the Depot

Two bite-sized operas open the Lyric Opera of the North Season – one savory, one sweet!  Are you an opera fan?  You’ll love these little gems.  If you’re new to opera – or an opera-skeptic – then this is the perfect way to give this spectacular art form a try!

Start in a mining town saloon with Henry Mollicone’s Face on the Barroom Floor, starring Vicki Fingalson, Marcus McConico, and Jeffrey Madison.  Then head into the TV studio for an episode of Julia Child’s Bon Appétit!, set to music by Lee Hoiby.  Emily Lodine stars as the indomitable chef, with assistance from sous-chefs James Sheetz and Drew Autio.

Sung in English, performances last just over an hour (total) with one 15-minute intermission.

Post Show Glow

Celebrate the beginning of a new season of opera!  Join the artists each night after the performance for a sweet treat and something to sip.

Stage, Lighting and Music

Ann Gumpper, stage design/painting
Alex Flinner, lighting design
Pam Sohriakoff,  pianist

Face on the Barroom Floor

Directed by Robert Neu

VIcki Fingalson Marcus McConico Jeffery Madison
Vicki Fingalson  Marcus McConico Jeffrey Madison

Bon Appétit!

Directed by Cal Metts

Emily Lodine james_sheetz
Emily Lodine James Sheetz Drew Autio