New Zealand Opera | Coffee Cantata

New Zealand Opera is the face of professional opera in Aotearoa. Our goal is to bring human stories, glorious music and the passion of opera to all. Using the architecture of Wellington's alleyways, this performance piece will provide the buzz you've been seeking with a double-shot of high-notes and laughter.
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  • Music
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  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Ah, coffee…where would we be without it?! Meet Lisa, a young woman who loves coffee above anything else, and her father, who is tearing out his hair with despair at his daughter’s java obsession. Will Schlump be able to convince Lisa to put down her latte and get on with her life, or will his clever daughter work out a way to have it all? Join New Zealand Opera artists as we transport Bach’s frothy short opera from the Leipzig coffee house of its origins to the caffeine-fueled laneways around Hannah Courtyard. Featuring a specially commissioned script by Georgia Jamieson Emms, directed by Jacqueline Coats and conducted by Michael Vinten.