Pay the Piper
Music Anna Appleby, Ninfea Crutwell-Reade, Cecilia Livingston and Ailie Robertson
Libretto Hazel Gould
Director Sinéad O’Neill
Design Joanna Parker
Conductor Johann Stuckenbruck
Assistant Conductor Ashley Beauchamp.
With Psappha Conrad Marshall, Dov Goldberg, Benjamin Powell, Tim Williams, Benedict Holland and Jennifer Langridge
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 Glyndebourne’s four Balancing the Score composers: Anna Appleby, Ninfea Crutwell-Reade, Cecilia Livingston and Ailie Robertson, with a libretto by Hazel Gould, directed by Sinéad O’Neill and designed by Joanna Parker. Youngsters will perform as a chorus in the show, alongside professional singers and Psappha Ensemble to bring the show to life, conducted by Johann Stuckenbruck and Assistant Conductor Ashley Beauchamp.
More information from Glyndebourne here