THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Aileen Burke (1893-94)

[Born c.1873]

Aileen Burke was engaged to play Nekaya in the first Provincial production of Utopia Limited with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "E" in December 1893. In March 1894, she left Company "E" to play the same role with Carte's American Utopia Company first in New York, and then Boston. When that tour ended on June 1, 1894, it appears her association with the D'Oyly Carte organization ended as well.

Later that year she appeared in New York as Panilla in Jacinta, "a Mexican Comic Opera," with the Louise Beaudet Opera Bouffe Company (Miner's Fifth Avenue, November-December 1894). She also appeared in New York as the Duchess de Parthenay in a short-lived revival of The Little Duke (Abbey's, April 1896).



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