THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Florence Bankhardt (1891)

Florence Bankhardt appeared at New York's Star Theatre in October 1888 as Calypso, Queen of the Island, in H. P. Stephens and Edward Solomon's Penelope with Lydia Thompson's Grand English Burlesque Company.

Miss Bankhardt replaced Atalie Claire as Hollee Beebee in The Nautch Girl on tour with Mr. D’Oyly Carte’s “D” Company in September 1891.  The tour, and her D’Oyly Carte career, ended December 12.

Her only known appearance on the London stage was in the title role in Cigarette, which opened at the Lyric Theatre in September 1892.



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