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Coffee Cantata


2018

The Coffee Cantata is the only comic opera by composer Johann Sebastian Bach. In one act he ridicules the addiction to coffee, which was a raving decadent fashion among young ladies in the 1700's. In the adaptation by Maarten van der Duin the German lyrics seamlessly alternate with interjections in English, which provide the opera with a refreshingly modern perspective. The opera was produced by the Ellery Touring Opera and in summer 2018 performed as a double bill with Bastien and Bastienne by the London Gala Orchestra in Cardiff (Wales) and at festivals in Leytonstone (London), Brighton (East Sussex) and Frome (Somerset).


Details

Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Direction & Adaptation

Maarten van der Duin

Conductor

Stephen Ellery
Dante Valdez

Cast

Lukasz Biela
Timothy Coleman
Suzanne Smart

Locations

Cardiff (Wales)
Leytonstone (London)
Brighton (East Sussex)
Frome (Somerset)

Producer

Ellery Touring Opera

Period

June-July 2018

Calendar

14 July 2018 | 19:30

Holy Trinity Church (Frome)

13 July 2018 | 19:30

Sunflower Arts Cafe (Cardiff)

12 July 2018 | 19:30

Saint Mary's Church (Brighton)

7 July 2018 | 19:30

Saint John's Church (London)

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