THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Marjorie Avona (1925-26)

[Born 1902, died 1977]

Contralto Marjorie Avona (real name Marjorie Cottle) joined the D'Oyly Carte Repertory Company as a chorus member in December 1925, filling in as Inez in The Gondoliers at times when the regular Inez (Aline Sinclair) went on as the Duchess of Plaza-Toro. With the start of the 1926-27 season in August, Miss Avona was singing only chorus parts, and in December 1926 she left the Company.

She was married to Alex Sheahan, himself a D’Oyly Carte chorister from 1924 to 1926.



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