Henry Burnand as Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard

Henry Burnand (1903, 1906-08)

Tenor Henry Burnand toured with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "E" from March to June 1902, playing the part of Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard, and the title role of Bob Berkeley in Bridgeman and Cellier's Bob. From December 1906 to August 1907, he was with Carte's London Company at the Savoy for the first London Repertory Season, holding down the named parts of Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard and Francesco in The Gondoliers, and appearing on occasion as Colonel Fairfax in The Yeomen of the Guard, Luiz and Annibale in The Gondoliers, and the Duke of Dunstable in Patience. When the London season ended, Burnand transferred to the touring D'Oyly Carte Principal Repertory Opera Company with which he appeared until April 1908, again as Leonard and Francesco.

April 1908 marked the end of Burnand's D'Oyly Carte career. He did have one subsequent appearance on the London Stage, however:in June 1924 as Yakhuside in Puccini's Madame Butterfly at Covent Garden.

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