In the mid 1850’s a true story of lies, deceit and death had the British public in its thrall; all eyes were on the most likely culprit, Madeleine Hamilton Smith. The burning question on everyone’s lips was – did she poison her clandestine lover, Emile L’Angelier, and was a seed sown by a night at the opera?
It seems extraordinary that this oh-so-Victorian melodrama has never been retold on the operatic stage. But to celebrate its 50 glorious years, Surrey Opera is now staging the World Première of Madeleine.
With much of Jonathan Butcher’s libretto drawn from Madeleine and Emile’s poems and love letters, and with thrilling atmospheric music by composer David Hackbridge Johnson, Surrey Opera will bring to life this gripping tragedy, with its own unique and captivating night at the opera.
Co-written by Surrey Opera’s Artistic Director, Jonathan Butcher, who is directing as well as conducting this dramatic work/story. There is a full revolving set and costumes to enchant the eye!Surrey Opera’s big World Premiere of Madeleine, belatedly celebrating Surrey Opera’s 50th Anniversary, 2020!
How to book
The Harlequin Theatre
Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1NN
Tickets £25 (£23 for children and students)
For accessibility, families and groups apply to the box office
Box office 01737 276500 10am – 8pm seven days a week
Booking online www.harlequin-theatre.co.uk