A new Australian opera CHOP CHEF has opened at The Riverside in Parramatta. This delight is able to be sampled in person or digitally via Riverside Theatres Digital.
Western Sydney’s own Blush Opera created this dark funny satire of TV cooking competitions. The stakes are high. The contestants are keen – the judging ‘panel’ aloof and egotistical. The instrumental players sit ready.
CHOP CHEF opens with the set being arranged. It is a simple silver grey and white minimalistic cooking contest kitchen with minimal props and the judging panel shown from behind a lit screen. David Hidden sings in English/Australian, French and Italian accents with exaggerated vocalisation clearly bringing out the competitive egos of the expert panel. The technology works well, even when it doesn’t. Continue reading CHOP CHEF : HIGH STEAKS MAKE THIS OPERA A TASTY DEGUSTATION