Coffee Cantata in Hamina

Coffee Cantata composed by J. S. Bach will be seen in Hamina as a staged version!

Bach composed this work, also described as a comical opera, as a somewhat opposition to the coffee fad that had taken over Europe.

The production will have it’s premiere on Saturday May the 21st at 6pm at the Simeon Hall in Hamina, the second performance takes place on Sunday May the 22nd at 3 pm.

The piece is directed by Kari Arffman, the cast includes soprano Laura Pyrrö, tenor Niall Chorell and bassbaritone Kai Huopainen. The orchestra combining local professional musicians is conducted by Pekka Soranummi.

Prior to Coffee Cantata is heard Bach’s Orchestral Suite H minor.

The duration of the concert is approximately 1 hour, cantata is sung in Finnish.

Tickets (25 euros) are sold at the venue, also in advance at the Simeon Hall and Café Huovila in Hamina.