The Cook-Off
The Cook-Off
Nashville Opera Presents

The Cook-Off, featuring Bon Appétit!

The Cook-Off

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November 15-17, 2024

LOCATION: Noah Liff Center


Public On Sale: May 21, 2024, at 9:30AM



November 15, 16, 17, 2024

Noah Liff Opera Center Studio

Shawn Okpebholo’s THE COOK-OFF (World Premiere)

Libretto by Mark Campbell

Sung in English and Spanish with projected English supertitles

Featuring Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit! (The Julia Child Opera)

Sung in English with projected English supertitles

THE COOK-OFF Directed by John Hoomes

BON APPÉTIT Directed by Emily Pulley

Conducted by Dean Williamson

Featuring the Nashville Opera Orchestra

Sung in English with English dialogue with projected English lyrics


We’re serving two delicious comedies in a big blue plate special!

As your appetizer, Julia Child teaches the audience how to make a chocolate cake (in a somewhat roundabout, hilarious way).

For the main course, join three contestants of your favorite TV cooking competition, America Loves Food, as they compete to make America’s favorite comfort food: macaroni & cheese!


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Accessibility - Noah Liff Center

  • Wheelchair accessible seating is marked in first row seating on the seating map.

  • All seats in the front frow of each area and the cabaret tables are accessible without stairs.