Lovat Crosley

Lovat Crosley (1914-17)

[Born c.1887]

Lovat Crosley was a tenor chorister with D'Oyly Carte Repertory Opera Company from some point in 1914 until February 1916, and again for the July 1916-June 1917 season.He substituted for Dewey Gibson as Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard in November 1914, and during the 1916-17 season appeared regularly as the Defendant in Trial by Jury and Leonard in Yeomen.He also filled in on occasion that year for Lyon Mackie as Prince Hilarion in Princess Ida and Colonel Fairfax in Yeomen.

After leaving the D'Oyly Carte, Crosley appeared in several grand operas with the Carl Rosa Opera Company (Shaftesbury, 1918; Lyceum, 1919; and Old Vic, 1922).He later appeared in the musicals Polly (Kingsway, 1923), and Lilac Time (Lyric, 1923-24 and 1925-26).

Crosley was married to D'Oyly Carte chorister Rose Hignell, who also appeared with her husband in Lilac Time.

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