The 47th Saturday

Andrew Synnott

OPERA IN GREEN ACRES
Irish composer and conductor Andrew Synnott is not only the incoming Chorus Master for Wexford Festival Opera, but is also the Festival’s first Artist-in-Residence

The 47th Saturday is a new chamber opera by Andrew Synnott with a libretto by Vivienne Howard.

It is based on a short story by master of the form, Irish writer William Trevor.

This nuanced and delicate observation piece chronicles the fraught courtship of a mismatched couple in 1960s London, introducing us to two characters who are well acquainted with loneliness but making a grasp for happiness.

Andrew is a familiar face at WFO. He has been appointed as our new Chorus Master, and has participated several times as a composer on numerous occasions: The Dubliners (2017), La Cucina (2019) and in What Happened to Lucrece, which was produced and streamed in collaboration with the Wexford Factory in 2020.