VIDEO: Opera singer stages debut music video in Pendle

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A talented opera singer and musical theatre performer has shared her experiences of filming a debut music video in Pendle.

Burnley College student Megan Ingham (18) staged her first original single “Cry Don’t Cry” at the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, in Colne.

TALENT: Megan Ingham has staged her debut music video at Pendle Hippodrome. Photo by John Ellison

TALENT: Megan Ingham has staged her debut music video at Pendle Hippodrome. Photo by John Ellison

The historic venue neatly tied in with her classical sound, and was chosen by producer Stephen D Reid due to its “beautiful” nature.

Megan, a former St Christopher’s CE High School student, said: “I wanted to keep a classic feel to the video. The single is classical with a drum and bass feel to make it more accessible to everybody.

“This is the first video I have done – it was good, hard work. We had to do it again and again from different angles.

“I love it. We used shots of Marilyn Monroe, as that is what the story of the song is about. When Marilyn was in the spotlight she looked so happy with life, but behind the scenes it was a different story and she was putting on a front.”

And Stephen, who has had a top 40 hit this year with “One in a Million” by Re-Connected, added: “Megan has an amazing voice. I love working with different styles, and this has been a great opportunity to develop new areas of writing, especially with the extended mix exploring the full extent of her talent.”

Megan, who is signed by label Doc Redeye Music, has been performing since the age of 13 – taking on a number of roles in productions such as “Evita” and “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.

The soprano will soon be taking to the stage in “The Witches of Eastwick” at the Burnley Mechanics, and is currently working on her next single, which will be based around Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”.

Her ambitions, once she has completed her BTEC in Performing Arts, are to attend drama school in London and bag herself a role in a West End production.

Photo of Megan by John Ellison