Madeleine recently finished training on an MA in Opera Directing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Studying under Martin Constantine, she was taught by a range of directors such as Katie Mitchell, Richard Jones, Deborah Warner, Polly Graham and David Pountney. Previously she gained a First-Class degree in Music at the University of Manchester. Her directing credits include Venus and Adonis (Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall, Cardiff), The Imposter (Atmospheres Online Festival), The Drug Trial (Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff), Five New Operas (Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera, Anthony Burgess Foundation), Dido and Aeneas (Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester), and Godspell (Paradise in Augustine’s, Edinburgh). Madeleine has worked as an assistant director in the UK and Berlin to Martin Constantine, Sarah Crisp, Jem Treays, Emma Doherty, and Teresa Reiber, as well as associate directing Così fan tutte (Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall, Cardiff). She has worked as a broadcast assistant on several radio drama productions for the BBC. From Suffolk, Madeleine got her first taste of opera as a child performing in operas directed by Frederic Wake-Walker and the late Steuart Bedford. Madeleine has been supported by the South Square Trust and the Carne Trust.