Bon Appetit!

Julia Child Opera and Culinary Delights at NICHE April 29th

The Wichita Grand Opera (WGO) is pleased to produce a performance of Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit!, featuring renowned soprano Emily Pulley as Julia Child paired with a Julia Child inspired meal by Chef Bill Crites the new chef de cuisine at “NICHE”. This event will be the first public performance at WSU Tech’s new culinary building “NICHE” on April 29th at 6:30 pm.

  • Bon Appétit by Lee Hoiby
  • Four-course dinner with paired wines and a hilarious 20-minute opera.
  • April 29th, 2023, at 6:30 pm
  • WSU Tech’s NICHE 124 S Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202
  • Tickets at
  • Limited to 100 Guests

Guests can expect a unique experience that combines the beauty of opera with the delicious flavors of gourmet cuisine. The event will feature a performance of Bon Appétit!, an opera based on a transcription of Julia Child’s famous PBS show “The French Chef” as she prepares a classic chocolate cake. The show stars world-renowned soprano Emily Pulley accompanied by the WGO wind ensemble. The performance will be accompanied by a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Crites and the students of WSU Tech, who will be creating a Julia Child-inspired meal. The dessert for this beautiful evening will be the chocolate cake that is sung about in this charming 20-minute opera.


All proceeds from the event will benefit the Wichita Grand Opera, so the community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment, all while supporting a great cause. Tickets for the event are $250.00 or $1,800 for a table of 8, which includes a specialty cocktail and Hors D’oeuvre, a multi-course meal with paired wines, and a chocolate Dessert! A portion of ticket purchases is tax-deductible.


Tickets are on sale now!