Stuzzico Opera Evening Overview

This October, Connaught Village marks the start of the winter opera season with intimate performances at Italian favourite, Stuzzico.

Hosted on Thursday 12th October, guests will be entertained by opera singers, Nancy May and Alistair Sutherland, whilst feasting on a fine four-course Italian meal made up of seafood, meats, risotto and sweets, with a paired wine for each course.

Nancy May is a classically trained Mezzo-Soprano who regularly performs a wide variety of music including Musical Theatre, Operatic Arias and Popular Music in a Classical style. Graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, Nancy is an incredible talent not to be missed. Alistair Sutherland is a trained baritone, living and working in London. He has regularly performed title roles with the Olivier award-winning, OperaUpClose, recently performing the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, Schaunard in their La bohème, and Doctor Dulcamara in their critically acclaimed L’elisir d’amore.

Culinary artist, Franco de Todaro, owner and chef of Stuzzico, has designed a special menu, accompanied by the finest wines. Working in kitchens since he was 13, Franco is well known for his classic Italian cuisine presented in an elegant, modern style so expect a culinary experience like no other.

Book now to avoid disappointment and enjoy a sophisticated evening in Connaught Village.

Tickets are £85 for a four-course meal and four accompanying wines. To book, please go to

The Menu

Beef carpaccio, Parmesan shavings
Pairing wine: Gavi di Gavi Masseria dei Carmelitani

First course
Risotto with tomato “Torpedino” with roast aubergine and salted ricotta
Pairing wine: Pinot Nero Torre Fornello

Main course
Red snapper with “spinoso” artichokes & potato
Pairing wine: Santa Barbara Stefano Antonucci Verdicchio Superiore

Figs and chocolate cake
Pairing wine: Passito di Pantelleria