Carla Dagmar as Julia Jellicoe in The Grand Duke

Carla Dagmar (1896)

[Born Sweden]

Carla Dagmar studied singing in Paris but made her professional operatic in her native Sweden in March 1892. She made her first London appearance in a single performance as Papagena in Il Flauto Magico at the Olympic, November 3, 1892. Between 1893 and 1895 she appeared frequently in grand opera at Drury Lane (The Bohemian Girl, Carmen, La Juive, Die Walkure, Cavalleria Rusticana, Faust) and Covent Garden (Carmen, Faust, Romeo et Juliette, Die Walkure). At the close of the 1895 opera season in London she toured the British provinces before returning to Paris for the winter.

In June 1896 she was engaged by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company to play Julia Jellicoe in The Grand Duke on tour (sharing the part with Adeline Vaudrey with Carte's Company "E") and at the Savoy (where she filled in during matinees for Ilka von Pàlmay that month).After June 1896 she no longer appeared with the D'Oyly Carte organization.

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