Jon will be appearing as Amédée Thuau in the World Premiere of ‘Madeleine’ – a new opera by David Hackbridge Johnson, libretto by Jonathan Butcher and performed by Surrey Opera.
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.
Performance dates: semi-staged concert performance:
Thursday 18th February 2022 – 7pm
Friday 19th February 2022 – 7pm
At St Mary Magdalene Church, Croydon.
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Book tickets here:
Jon will be singing as a soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with Sussex Chorus:
Saturday 26th March at 7.30pm – St. Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0LG
Jon will be singing the title role in Don Giovanni with Surrey Opera in summer 2022. Performances will be in Croydon and at the Minnack Theatre, Cornwall. More details will appear here soon.