THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Margaret Bull

Margaret Bull (1900-05)

[Born Bournemouth 1879]

Margaret Bull first appeared in a D'Oyly Carte programme on tour as "Oasis-in-the-Desert" in The Rose of Persia with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "D" from April to December 1900. When the tour ended, she transferred to the D'Oyly Carte Repertoire Opera Company "C" as a chorister who also sang "Blush-of-Morning" in The Rose of Persia until September 1901 when the Hood-German opera was replaced by Princess Ida in the repertoire.

She may well have remained in the chorus for the next several years, as she turns up from January to June 1905 with the D'Oyly Carte Principal Repertory Opera Company as Giulia in The Gondoliers, with a brief turn as Fiametta in May of that year.

Miss Bull returned to the Company as wardrobe mistress from 1913 to 1919. She was married to D'Oyly Carte tenor James W. Turnbull who performed with the Company from 1911 to 1923.




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