THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Cecil Barnard

Cecil Barnard (1889-92)

[Born c.1865, died London 30 Nov 1896]

In 1889, Cecil Barnard was on tour with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company “B” in the role of the Headsman in The Yeomen of the Guard.  He understudied Jack Point and filled in for Cairns James as the jester in February of that year.  At some point in 1890 he joined the Savoy chorus and understudied Frank Wyatt as the Duke of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers, a role he assumed on occasion in January, March, and May 1891.  He remained in the Savoy chorus through the run of The Nautch Girl  (June 1891 to January 1892) and perhaps beyond.  He died in London in 1896 at the age of 31.




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