THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Ethel Beech in The Emerald Isle

Ethel Beech (1900-03)

[Born c.1880]

Ethel Beech appeared at the Savoy from November 1900 to July 1901 as chorister in Patience, and a chorus member and dancer in The Emerald Isle before assuming the principal soubrette roles from Hilda Jacobsen with the touring D’Oyly Carte Repertoire Company “C” in July. Her roles on tour included Edith in The Pirates of Penzance, Angela in Patience, Iolanthe in Iolanthe, Melissa in Princess Ida, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado, Phoebe in The Yeomen of the Guard, Tessa in The Gondoliers, and “Heart’s Desire” in The Rose of Persia. She left the D’Oyly Carte organization in March 1903.

Miss Beech was married to Cecil Curtis, a bass chorister and small part player with the Company at the Savoy during the Second (1908-09) London Repertory Season.




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