Rose Carlingford (1883-84)

Rose Carlingford succeeded Alice Barnett as Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe at the Savoy in October 1883 when Miss Barnett was forced off the boards by ill health.She played the part until the end of the run on January 1, 1884, but did not have a part in the next opera.It was her only engagement with the D'Oyly Carte organization.

Rose Carlingford toured America in 1885 with the Rosina Vokes Company.A Miss Carlingford, possibly the same lady, gave a single matinee performance as Lady Barker in the musical fantasy In the Depths of the Sea at London's Avenue Theatre in July 1894.

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