Maya to sing the title role in the world premiere project Pay the Piper with Glyndebourne
We all know the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin – or at least we think we do. When the people of Hamelin try to piece together what really happened, their memories collide and the story we all know is challenged. Who was the Piper? Why was the payment refused? What price could possibly have been so high that it was worth the risk of losing all of the town’s children? Is memory ever reliable? Whose story do we trust?
Pay the Piper is based on the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin and is a collaborative piece written by our four Balancing the Score composers: Anna Appleby, Ninfea Crutwell-Reade, Cecilia Livingston and Ailie Robertson, with a libretto by Hazel Gould and designed by Joanna Parker. Successful auditionees will perform as a chorus in the show, alongside professional singers and Psappha (contemporary classical music ensemble) to bring the show to life, conducted by Johann Stuckenbruck and Assistant Conductor Ashley Beauchamp. Working with top opera professionals, rehearsals begin this summer and will include stagecraft, choreography and of course singing, to make sure they are ready for the performance of a lifetime.