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WEL & BackRoom Boston Presents: The Card Game & The Coffee Cantata double bill

November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

live music live-streaming

Il Giuoco del Quadriglio (The Card Game) by Caldara

  • Clarice – Akela Franklin
  • Livia – Julia Pottinger
  • Camilla – Larisa Bainton
  • Ottavia (Nov. 17th) – Rebecca Allen
  • Ottavia (Nov. 19th) – Jeannette Lee

The Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 by Bach

  • Lizzy – Jessica Bloch
  • Lizzy (cover) – Rachel London
  • Schlendrian – Marcus Schenck

♠️☕️The Card Game by Antonio Caldara and The Coffee Cantata by J.S. Bach

Our season opener is a fully staged double bill of two rarely performed Baroque gems,performed with chamber orchestra!

These pieces are both cantatas traditionally done in a concert setting without any staging, so our production is especially unique. Our modern day setting is in a coffee shop. Bored employees kill time with an intense game of Uno. Customers finally arrive — a father and daughter who debate if she should stop drinking coffee. But, who could possibly give up Dunkin…?

This show offers a fun and relatable perspective on the joys and stresses of everyday life. We guarantee lots of laughs — and da capo arias!

Reception on the Patio follows the Concert.

Presented by West End Lyric at BackRoom Boston

Produced by Bloch Performing Arts Inc.



November 19, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Rd
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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