Carrie Burton as Patience in Patience

Carrie Burton (1881-82)

[Born Massachusetts c.1859]

Carrie Burton played principal soprano leads in America for D'Oyly Carte between February 1881 and April 1882. She was Phoebe Fairleigh in Billee Taylor (Carte's First American Company in New York and Boston, February to June 1881), Patience in Patience (New York, September 1881 to February 1882), and Constance in Claude Duval (New York, March and April 1882).

Prior to her D'Oyly Carte engagement she had toured with Ruben's Grand Opera Company in 1878, and with an H.M.S. Pinafore Company in 1879. She was in the chorus of the Boston Ideal Opera Company for a time, leaving that group to appear at the Bijou Opera House in New York from March to May 1880 in Gilbert & Clay's Ages Ago along with Stephenson & Cellier's Charity Begins at Home. She also had a role in Albery & Cellier's The Spectre Knight, which replaced Ages Ago on the bill in May.

Following her D'Oyly Carte experience, Miss Burton continued to perform in comic opera in New York and New England until at least 1890.

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