Chef Katherine Emmenegger from Great News! Discount Cookware and Cooking School has created four cooking class menus inspired by the settings of each of our operas in 2014: Italy's Calabria region for Pagliacci, Basque for The Elixir of Love, Smörgåsbord for A Masked Ball, and Spanish for Don Quixote. Chef Emmenegger will once again be accompanied by sous chef (and San Diego Opera Geisel Director of Education and Outreach) Dr. Nicolas Reveles, who will entertain guests with facts, stories and musical excerpts while these meals are being created. These events at Great News! sellout well in advance, so an early sign up is suggested for those who wish to attend.
"Crazed clown murders wife in front of live audience" are the headlines of this story. One of the most powerful operas is set in Calabria, where simple fresh foods become culinary master pieces.