Next season, Fort Worth Opera will present a delightfully wicked world premiere opera by composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters. Adapted from the short story by internationally bestselling author Arthur Phillips, this delicious dark comedy follows the obsessive quest of an aspiring baker named Leslie Sinclair. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she sets out to bake the perfect baguette when the 207,345th one suddenly comes to life before her very eyes. Begging to be fed, The Dough promises to reveal a mysterious “great wisedom,” if only she will obey its every wish and whim. Companionship mirrors our modern world, where what we consume becomes all-consuming.