Bronxville Adult School

Divas & Dinner: Dining with Puccini's Heroines - La Bohème and Tosca MA16 

Divas & Dinner: A Culinary Look at Food and Opera
Join professionally trained chef, food historian and opera aficionado, Carl Raymond on a journey through some of the world’s most popular operas with an eye toward how food plays a role in the drama both on and off stage. These illustrated talks will include lively notes and anecdotes from food as well as operatic history that will lead to a deeper understanding of some of opera’s most beloved characters.

Dining with Puccini's Heroines: La Bohème and Tosca
In Paris of the 1830’s and 40’s, the great French restaurant revolution was beginning to take hold and its influence had an impact on the impoverished Bohemian characters of La Bohème. The famous Cafe Momus, in which the second act is set, was in fact a real cafe, although a bit different from the depictions we so often see on stage. 
Rome in the early 1800’s, the era in which the action of Tosca unfolds, was a place of dramatic revolution as well. Tables of the nobility and aristocratic classes, including Scarpia’s famous dinner table on which Tosca sees the fateful knife, still reflected the elegance of the Renaissance along with local Roman and French influences. By examining the culinary cultures and great food traditions of Paris and Rome, we’ll gain unique insight into the beloved characters of two of Puccini’s most popular operas.

Sessions: 1
Dates: 9/24/2018 to 9/24/2018
Meeting Time: 
Monday  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:  The Bronxville School
Instructor: Carl Raymond
$25.00   (Class Fee)
Note: Class has been CANCELED

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