Brewing Drama - Opera Meets Espresso in SoHo

Brewing Drama - Opera Meets Espresso in SoHo

On Site Opera has a knack for matching unique operas with equally unique venues, bringing a fresh twist to the art form. They've staged operas in locations ranging from a Bronx estate to a crypt in Manhattan, to the dinosaur hall at the American Museum of Natural History. Their latest venture involves presenting Bach’s “Coffee Cantata” in a SoHo coffee shop, a nod to the cantata's origins at Cafe Zimmermann in Leipzig. Bach's satirical piece, which humorously delves into the societal views on coffee in the 18th century, finds a fitting modern setting, blending history with contemporary culture and allowing audiences to experience opera in an intimate, unconventional setting.

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