Classical Notes: Wexford lets audience decide best ending for opera
Composer Andrew Synnott’s new opera, which is based on Shakespeare’s poem What Happened to Lucrece, will be screened by RTÉ online and will give audiences the chance to vote for one of three different endings
Composers are not genetically programmed to sit still, and definitely not during an apocalyptic crisis. Or, let’s put it another way – not allowed to do nothing, even in a lockdown.
Andrew Synnott has built an international reputation since his co-founding of Crash Ensemble back in 1997 and his influence on the Irish and international scenes ever since as musician, conductor, arranger, artistic director and now composer is immensely impressive.
This year, he was...
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