Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Sponsored by Societe Generale · In collaboration with Royal Opera House
London’s obsession with coffee has been a long-standing tradition. Alongside its opera boom, the city saw an explosion of coffee houses during the 17th and 18th centuries. By the time Handel premiered Rinaldo in the city in 1711, its coffee houses had become thriving hubs of creativity, conviviality and trade, and fountains to quench one's intellectual thirst. Join Dr Matthew Green, historian and author of the acclaimed book ‘London: A Travel Guide Through Time’, to chart London’s changing taste for coffee and try a selection of coffees that highlight modern innovations in brewing.