Anna Appleby selected for Glyndebourne composer scheme

Alum Anna Appleby has been chosen to take part in Glyndebourne’s new development scheme exclusively for female composers.

Commencing in January, Balancing the Score is a two-year initiative established to help address the under-representation of female composers in classical music.

Four composers have been selected to take part, each having the opportunity to immerse themselves in life at the world-class opera house, where they will be introduced to commissioning opportunities, attend rehearsals and meet professional opera makers and performers.

Glyndebourne is also collaborating with its resident orchestras, the London Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Southbank Centre, to provide opportunities for Balancing the Score participants. Each composer will also receive an annual bursary of £1,000 to cover expenses and time spent at Glyndebourne during the part-time residency.

In advance, the composers have written a short composition that will be performed at one of the four upcoming performances of La traviata: Behind the Curtain during the 2018 Glyndebourne Tour. La traviata: Behind the Curtain is a theatrical event exploring the magic of opera live on stage.

15 November 2018