MADELEINE (World Première)

Music by David Hackbridge Johnson

Libretto – sourced, adapted and written by Jonathan Butcher

We are offering CONCERT PERFORMANCES of a revised score of this amazing new OPERATIC MASTERPIECE. Tickets telephone 020 8657 7909 or online from TicketSource .

Following the success of the World Première of David Hackbridge Johnson ’s dramatic three act opera Madeleine (see details) on Thu 30th Sept and Sat 2nd Oct last year (2021), we will perform it in Croydon at St Mary Magdalene Church, Canning Road, Croydon, CR0 6QD on Thursday and Friday, February 17th and 18th, 2022.

See a gallery of photographs from our performances in Redhill.

It is based on the true story of Madeleine Hamilton Smith. This link might be of interest.

Listen to Giles Davies’ interview about the production:

Watch an INTERVIEW of Jonathan Butcher and David Hackbridge Johnson by Adam Turner.


Kelly Glyptis, who sings the title role in Madeleine, was the Grand Prix Winner of the 2021 Musical International Grand Prix – opera category.

Our production of Don Giovanni by Mozart (postponed from 2020) will take place in Croydon in the week ending 25th June 2022 and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall on 11th-15th July 2022.

Surrey Opera 50th Anniversary bone china mugs are still available. Please contact Jonathan Butcher to place your order.

Below are some photos from selected highlights over the past 50 years (click on them for more information):