Horace Bolini (1879-82)

[Born c.1854, died New York City 14 Oct 1892]

Tenor Horace Bolini, whose real name was Horace Votieri, was on tour as a chorister with D'Oyly Carte's "2nd London" Company in H.M.S. Pinafore from November, probably appearing in a companion piece. From March 1880 to July 1881, he was with Carte's "D" (later "E") Company, appearing in two curtain-raisers:as Mr. Liverby in In the Sulks and Tatteham Corner in Six and Six.

In July 1881, still with "E" Company, he became the principal tenor, first as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, and in December as the Duke of Dunstable in Patience, when the Company was redesignated as the "No. 2 'Patience'" Company. He was replaced as the Duke by Harvey Lucas in February 1882. His next, and final, engagement in named roles was as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore and Frederic in Pirates with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "B" Company from October to December 1882.

Bolini came to America in 1889, and traveled with the Abbie Carrington Opera Company for about sixteen months. He then returned to England, and for a year was quite ill. He came back to America in September 1892, but a rough ocean voyage reportedly hastened his death.

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