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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.

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