Maura Canning

Maura Canning (1919-22)

[Died July 1960]

Contralto Maura Canning appeared with the Carl Rosa Opera Company at the Garrick and Shaftesbury Theatres in 1917, where she took small parts in The Tales of Hoffmann and Madame Butterfly.

She joined the D'Oyly Carte "New" Opera Company in September 1919, serving as their principal contralto until January 1922 when she left the D'Oyly Carte organization.Her roles with the "New" Company were Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance (1921-22), Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe (1919-22, except for the five months from July to December 1920), Katisha in The Mikado (1919-21), Dame Carruthers in The Yeomen of the Guard (1919-22), and the Duchess of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers (1919-22).

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