The Pied Piper of Chibok Opera - Composed by Juwon Ogungbe, Libretto by Olusola Oyeleye

The Pied Piper of Chibok Opera - Composed by Juwon Ogungbe, Libretto by Olusola Oyeleye

A brand new opera which retells the real-life story of the Chibok girls through the classic tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

On the night of 15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government secondary school in the town of Chibok in Bornu state, Nigeria. Responsibility for the kidnapping was claimed by Boko Haram, an extremist, Islamic, terrorist organisation based in north-eastern Nigeria. 

The Pied Piper of Chibok is a brand new opera which retells the real-life story of the Chibok girls through the classic tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The music and some parts of the libretto are derived directly from and will include some of the interviews with the victims who managed to escape, and Nigerian Government officials who were in power at the time.