Andrew Synnott

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Wexford Festival Opera is going ahead this year, just not as you knew it before. The Shakespeare-themed programme announced by incoming artistic direc(...)

Many law graduates will never see the inside of a courtroom, and barristers and solicitors are not, in general, as rich as people often think.

Life as a lawyer is not like the TV shows Suits or Making a Murderer. Many law graduates will never see the inside of a courtroom, and barristers and (...)

Goderdzi Janelidze as Don Quichotte and Olafur Sigurdarson as Sancho in Don Quichotte by Massenet. Photograph: Clive Barda

Orpha Phelan’s Irish National Opera production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola left me with an odd question when I saw it last Saturday. What is a traditi(...)

Sheldon Baxter, Manuel Amati, Máire Flavin and Emmanuel Franco in Rosetta Cucchi’s 2019 world premiere production of ‘La cucina’ by Andrew Synnott, at Wexford Opera Festival. Photograph: Clive Barda

Wexford Festival Opera’s new artistic director, Rosetta Cucchi, took to the stage herself at the Jerome Hynes Theatre one morning during the festival.(...)

Wexford Festival Opera: Rachel Kelly and her fellow cast in La cucina/Adina. Photograph: Cliva Barda/ArenaPal

LA CUCINA/ADINA O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House ★★★☆☆ The year 1990 is beginning to look like a key turning point for Irish opera. The world p(...)

Synnott’s elevation to the main stage at Wexford is only the latest in a long line of operatic successes from Irish composers.

The day I met up with Andrew Synnott was the day he had made his conducting debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. He conducted a morning con(...)

Rosetta Cucchi has been announced as the new Artistic Director of the Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

David Agler’s 15-year reign as artistic director of Wexford Festival Opera comes to an end this year. His length of tenure puts him on a par with the (...)

St Michael’s College players  celebrates at the final whistle  after their victory over Belvedere College in the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup semi-final at  Donnybrook. Photograph:  Emma Power/Inpho

St Michael’s College 16 Belvedere College 15 St Michael’s just about had enough to overcome Belvedere in a pulsating Leinster Senior Cup semi-final a(...)

Belvedere’s Cormac Yalloway is tackled by Diarmuid Mangan and Jack Doyle of Newbridge. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Newbridge College 7 Belvedere took the gilt-edged chances that came their way to score four tries and move past Newbridge into t(...)

Rosetta Cucchi began her Irish career as a répétiteur at the Wexford Festival in 1995.

Wexford Festival Opera has announced the appointment of Rosetta Cucchi as its new artistic director. The 54-year-old will take up her new role in Nove(...)

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