Coll's ‘Café Kafka’ in Valencia

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Following the success of its premiere in 2014, when the Sunday Times’s Paul Driver praised its ‘astonishing compositional assurance’, Coll’s 45-minute chamber opera Café Kafka will run for four performances at the Palau de Les Arts, Valencia in May.

Inspired by the darkly surreal imagination of Franz Kafka, Coll’s first opera is an explosive gem. Taking its cue from Meredith Oakes’s punchy, cleverly-assembled libretto, the dazzling score brings out every nuance of the bizarre scenario’s comedy, irony and profundity.