THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Rose Chappelle

Rose Chappelle (1880, 1881-82)

Rose Chappelle toured in America with the Adah Richmond Opera Bouffe and Burlesque Company, appearing as Glow Worm in a burlesque, Chow-Chow, in 1878.In April-May 1879 she was at New York's Fifth Avenue in Offenbach's The Rose of Auvergne and von Suppe's Fatinitza.

She made her D'Oyly Carte debut in or around March 1880 as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance on tour with Carte's Third American Pirates Company.She was later engaged by D'Oyly Carte and E. E. Rice to appear as Susan in Stephens and Solomon's Billee Taylor with their First American Company in New York and Boston (February-June 1881), and as the Lady Saphir in Carte's New York production of Patience (September 1881-January 1882) at the Standard Theatre.

In February 1882 she appeared in New York with the Comly-Barton Opera Company, and in October of that year played Susan again in a non-D'Oyly Carte revival of Billee Taylor at the Fifth Avenue Theatre.It appears to have been her last role on the New York Stage.




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