February 14-25, 2024

The Immersive Coffee Cantata Experience

The Lost Draft

The Immersive

Coffee Cantata


Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
New English Libretto and Orchestration by Geoffrey McDonald

presented at

The Lost Draft
398 Broome St
New York, NY 10013

Lieschen absolutely loves coffee! Her father absolutely does not and wants her to give up her morning brew. Who will win this caffeinated battle of wills? Join us for Bach’s sparkling comedic miniature featuring the world premiere of a new English translation and orchestration by OSO Music Director Geoffrey McDonald. Audiences will become further immersed in the plot’s debate with a guided coffee tasting from The Lost Draft. 


Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 15 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
Friday, February 16 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 18 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 22 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
Friday, February 23 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 24 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 25 at 7:00pm – SOLD OUT


  • Runtime is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Sung in English with supertitles via webpage.
  • Throughout the show there will be a coffee tasting provided by The Lost Draft.
  • If you need ADA assistance please let us know in advance by emailing boxoffice@osopera.org
The Lost Draft, Broome Street, New York, NY, USA


Drewe Goldstein – Production Assistant
Rachel Kenner – Props Designer
Brenna McShane – Wardrobe Supervisor
Geoff Peterson – Titles Operator


Featuring members of the American Modern Ensemble

Victoria Paterson – Orchestra Contractor
Valeriya Sholokova – Cello
Nikita Yermack – Violin
Dan Lippel – Guitar
John Romeri – Flute/Recorder


Art is an expression that can never be perfected. It is indefinite, ever-evolving. Artists reveal the highest versions of themselves when they are lost in their work. There is no final draft. There is only the draft that best represents you as an artist. And what artist doesn’t love coffee? That is the inspiration behind The Lost Draft. A creative space for creative people who love coffee.



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