Today, the Wexford Festival Opera presents the world première of La Cucina, a 'Divertissement' in one act composed by Andrew Synnott with a libretto in Italian by Rosetta Cucchi.
It is the composer's third opera after Breakdown (Dublin, January 20, 2015) and Dubliners (Wexford, October 20, 2017).
The opera tells the story of a chef's assistant, Bianca, who is baking a wedding cake. (reproduced from the Wexford Festival website)The cast includes actor Luca Nucera (Alberto Famosissimo), tenor Manuel Amati (Tobia Aiuto del fornitor), baritone Sheldon Baxter (Zeno Fornitore), soprano Maire Flavin (Bianca) and baritone Emmanuel Franco (Camillo Aiuto cuoco). Michele Spotti conducts the soloists and orchestra. Rosetta Cucchi directs.
La Cucina will be paired with Gioachino Rossini's Adina, following the interval.
The venue is the O'Reilly Theatre.