THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Florence Beech in The Algerian Girl

Florence Beech (1902)

Florence Beech appeared with the touring D'Oyly Carte Repertoire Company "C" From April to December 1902. Her roles on tour included Ada in Princess Ida, Kate in The Yeomen of the Guard (a role she shared with Jessie Rose and Bessal Adams), Casilda (shared with Norah Maguire) and Giulia (shared with Jessie Vince) in The Gondoliers, and Kate in the companion piece The Outpost (shared with Bessal Adams). She left the D'Oyly Carte organization in late 1902.

Little is known of her stage career after leaving the D'Oyly Carte. She married G. Villiers Arnold, a member of the Company, in 1902, and appears to have toured in Australia and India. She divorced Arnold in 1910 and returned to England briefly in 1911 to try out in a couple of new musicals in the London suburbs.




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