Libretto by Deborah Brevoort; Music by Michael Ching.

A wealthy businessman and his trophy wife are unfulfilled in their marriage. They both search internet dating sites for extra-marital partners and, upon finding suitable matches, make dates to meet. But their romantic liaisons don’t go as planned; in the end, both the husband and wife are caught cheating. The underlying problem in their marriage is revealed, leading them to an understanding.

Dinner 4 3 is a 10-minute opera inspired by Boccaccio’s The Decameron (Day 5, Story 10). Produced during the Covid-19 pandemic as part of an opera web series titled “Tales from a Safe Distance” by Fargo Moorhead Opera and the Decameron Opera Coalition. For more info, visit:

“Dinner 4 3, from Fargo-Moorhead Opera, is a sex farce involving wayward spouses…this is grownup Doris Day/Rock Hudson territory and is delightful.”  —Houston Press

“Dinner 4 3″ has the fizziness of a Rossini one-acter. Deborah Brevoort’s tart libretto is one of the best in the entire series, and its wittiness and ironies are relished by the sparky soloists.” —Star Tribune, Minneapolis MN