Eileen Bruckshaw in Iolanthe

Eileen Bruckshaw (1959-65)

[Died London 12 Jan 2010]

Eileen Bruckshaw joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in August 1959 as a contralto chorister. She took over the role on Inez in The Gondoliers briefly:from March through June 1962:when Beti Lloyd-Jones left the cast for a spell. She remained with the Company until June 1965. During her last two seasons with the organization she understudied some of the principal contralto roles, filling in on occasion as the Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe and the Duchess of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers (1963-65), Dame Carruthers in The Yeomen of the Guard (1963-64), and the Lady Jane in Patience (1964-65).

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