Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hungry for Opera

I don't know if you like Opera but I am sure that you like food. If you are curious enough and willing to explore the relation between opera and food, the Hungry for Opera event is for you!
Francine Segan, the author of Opera Lover's Cookbook will discuss the fascinating role food has played in opera through the ages. Watch fun film clips of memorable dining and toasting moments in opera and hear about the operatic origins of melba toast, why Rossini added special "sorbet arias" to his works and why Verdi encouraged gambling during performances. The talk concludes with a tasting of tantalizing, opera-inspired foods including a Puccini pasta dish, a chocolate dessert for Mozart, and a limoncello punch in honor of Verdi.

Where: 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson street at Canal
When: 2.15 at 12pm to 1pm.
Tickets: $25